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46.2-852 Reckless Driving – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for a 46.2-852 Reckless Driving charge in Virginia.

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46.2-852 Reckless Driving Defense In Virginia

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Prince v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed from the judgment of the Circuit Court of the Spotsylvania (Virginia), which, after a bench trial, convicted her of reckless driving. The sole issue presented by the appeal was whether the evidence was sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant drove a vehicle recklessly on a highway in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852. The court found that the evidence was insufficient and reversed the conviction. The court held that under the facts shown by the record, the Commonwealth failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant, who had fallen asleep at the wheel after drinking alcoholic beverages, was guilty of reckless driving in violation of § 46.2-852.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852 provides that, irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.
  • The word “recklessly” as used in Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852 imparts a disregard by the driver of a motor vehicle for the consequences of his act and an indifference to the safety of life, limb or property. The essence of the offense of reckless driving lies not in the act of operating a vehicle, but in the manner and circumstances of its operation.

46.2-852 Reckless Driving Defense In Virginia

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Article written by A Sris
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