A lady in Charlottesville was charged with reckless driving and DUI for driving through the fence of Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. According to reports, she knocked down several sections of the security fence and almost made it to the tarmack before she was arrested by police. Tire marks on the grass showed she was driving around the airport property, perhaps looking for a way back to the street. She was cooperative with the police.  Just two weeks ago, I wrote about whether you can be charged with both reckless driving and DUI.  I hope her attorney is aware of the law I quoted in that blog post.  Police often press charges for offenses over broadly, to make sure that some of the charges stick, but if she was charged with reckless driving in violation of § 46.2-852 as well as the DUI, she should not be convicted of both charges.

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Reckless Driving for Failure to Yield Right of Way

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