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82-1-6 / 46.2-852 Penalty – Virginia Lawyers

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Block v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed from an order of the Circuit Court of Prince George (Virginia), which convicted him for reckless driving and feloniously driving after having been adjudicated an habitual offender in violation of Va. Code Ann. §§ 46.2-852 and 46.2-357(B)(2), respectively and also impose penalty for driving offense, contending that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852 provides, in part, that any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving. Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852. The word “recklessly” as used in the statute 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 lies not in the act of operating a vehicle, but in the manner and circumstances of its operation. Thus, the mere happening of an accident does not give rise to an inference of reckless driving. To convict, the Commonwealth of Virginia must prove every essential element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt, with evidence which excludes every reasonable hypothesis of innocence and consistent only with guilt.
  • Reckless driving is not a status offense, and a defendant cannot be convicted upon speculation and conjecture as to what caused him to lose control of the car.

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Article written by A Sris
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