Judge: Virginia's DWI Law Constitutional

The saga of the state's embattled DWI law took another turn yesterday when a Fairfax County judge ruled that the law is constitutional, but that juries and judges cannot presume guilt simply because a defendant's blood alcohol level was measured above the legal limit.
    Another judge had begun dismissing DWI cases last year, because he believed the Virginia law had unfairly shifted the burden of proof to the defendant. A detailed article is in today's Metro section.

By  |  January 5, 2006; 10:46 AM ET  | Category:  Government
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