In Rappahannock County District Court last Tuesday (Oct. 20), Nathan Raymond Burke, 43, of Washington, originally charged with a failure to stop after an accident (a felony) and a second incidence of DWI, pleaded guilty to amended sentences of misdemeanor failure to stop after an accident and misdemeanor reckless driving.
Burke was arrested on July 1 as a result of his reportedly striking a dog that was being walked by its owner along Hunters Road, and failing to stop. He was sentenced to a total of 150 days in jail (all suspended), six months of supervised probation, and a six-month suspension of his driver’s license. He was also ordered to complete the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP).
Kaitlyne Marie Parker, 24, of Springfield, originally charged with DWI (second offense within 5 to 10 years with a blood alcohol level greater than .2) with pleaded guilty to an amended charge of a second incidence of DWI. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail, with 85 days suspended; a three-year suspension of her driver’s license; and was ordered to complete the VASAP program. A charge of consuming an alcoholic beverage while driving a motor vehicle was dropped.
Charges against Kevon Michael Reik, 21, of Rochester, N.Y., were certified to the grand jury. After a traffic stop on June 15 on Zachary Taylor Highway near Happy Creek Lane, Reik was arrested and charged him with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and three counts of possession of a schedule I or II drug.
Tyler Anthony Brown, 25, of Chester Gap, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving under a suspended or revoked license, and swearing in public while intoxicated. His case was continued to Nov. 3.
Steven Douglas Lignon Jr., 31, of Alexandra, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of obstructing justice without force and swearing in public while intoxicated. His case was continued to Dec. 15.
Brian Jacob Taylor, 28, of Sperryville, was arraigned on a first incidence of DWI. His case was continued to Dec. 15.
Other district court actions
In district court Oct. 13, Pamela Denise Lang, 41, of Marshall, was arraigned on a charge of non-compliance with the state’s alcohol education program, VASAP, part of a sentence handed down on July 7 when she pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of .15 percent to .20 percent. At that time, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but five days suspended, to be served on weekends; and 12 months’ suspension of her license and ordered to complete VASAP.
In district court Oct 6, William Lee Harrison, 46, of Culpeper, was arraigned on a first incidence of DWI with a blood alcohol level of .15 to .20 percent; carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated; having an illegal radar detector and two other traffic violations. His case was continued to Nov. 17.