Democratic state sen. candidate Jennifer Wexton, who is running in Tuesday’s special election for the 33rd Dist., was
allegedly arrested in the City of Alexandria in 1999. (Her parents live in Alexandria and she used to live there.) A Freedom of Information Act request for details of the case was filed on Monday and the city has 3-5 business days to comply.
Wexton, who was not yet married so the arrest is under her maiden name of Jennifer Lynn Tosini, had the original charge reduced to reckless driving. While the city has stated that some records older than ten years have been destroyed, the FOIA request would still produce a mug shot, what the original charge in the case was, and the results of any Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) tests that were performed.
More on this once the City of Alexandria produces the documents requested.
Makes you wonder if someone might have been partying like it was 1999…
If something is just reduced to reckless driving, the original charge had to be pretty bad given the definition of it in the Virginia Code and the penalties levied.
§ 46.2-852. Reckless driving; general rule.
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.
(Code 1950, § 46-208; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-189; 1983, c. 380; 1989, c. 727.)
§ 46.2-868. Reckless driving; penalties.
A. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, (i) was driving without a valid operator’s license due to a suspension or revocation for a moving violation and, (ii) as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving, caused the death of another, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
C. The punishment for every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, was in violation of § 46.2-1078.1 shall include a mandatory minimum fine of $250.
Here’s information on the case:
Jennifer Lynn Tosini
Case Number: 510GT9900234300
Offense Date: 1/28/1999
Court Description: Alexandria General District Court
Court Case Number: 510GT9900234300
Court Offense: Reckless Driving ACC
Court Disposition Date: 3/17/1999