McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Officials at a Marine Corps base in Virginia are changing their get-tough policy on drunken drivers after a federal judge tossed out five DWI cases against Marines.
U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga dismissed the cases against the five enlisted Marines at the Quantico Marine Corps base earlier this month after ruling that their constitutional rights were violated. Trenga says the Marines were essentially fooled into waiving their right to a court-martial. As a result, they were exposed to double punishment - administrative sanctions from the military and a criminal conviction in civilian court.
Officials at Quantico said Friday they are changing their policies in light of the judge's ruling.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
DELMAR, Del-This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A house committee in the First State put a plan for two moreMore
This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A House committee in the First State put a plan for two more casinos temporarily on hold.More
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A little more than a year after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize, the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing was nearing historic territory.More
A Sussex County teenager spent some of the last moments of her life locked in a hospital restroom, struggling to breathe, as hospital staff members searched for a key, according to court records. WBOC's Michael Lopardi reports.More