Nov 8

Jeremy Hedrick, the man responsible for the wreck that resulted in the death of Donald Troy Durham and left his teenage daughter seriously injured, has tested positive for cocaine, opiates and marijuana was also driving drunk at the time he caused the crash. In 2010, Hedrick pleaded guilty to a heroin possession charge and the cocaine possession charge was dismissed. He was ordered to complete drug treatment, finish 100 hours of community service and had his driver’s license suspended for six months.
 
 
Thousands of dollars have slowly bled out of a checking account created for an undercover cigarette operation that was shut down by the Hampton Police more than nine months ago. Blue Water Tobacco, a sting company created to go after cigarette bootleggers, was shut down on Jan. 27 following a misconduct complaint pertaining to officer spending, But since Feb. 1, city records show over $14,000 in payments and debits have been made from the firm’s checking account.
 
 
Voters in Virginia Beach have approved a nonbinding referendum on the expansion of a light-rail system. About 62 percent of voters approved the referendum Tuesday that asked whether the Virginia Beach City Council should adopt an ordinance to support efforts toward expanding The Tide, which Hampton Roads Transit opened in Norfolk last year. Supporters say extending the light-rail line would advance economic development, ease traffic congestion and offer a transportation alternative. Opponents cite the project’s proposed cost and say it wouldn’t ease congestion.
 
 
Charles Records, an engineer and developer of the Coleman’s Crossing mixed-use project in Hayes, is trying to revive a long-dormant plan to build a bridge on the upper York River to connect Gloucester with York County. The Coleman Bridge carries about 30,000 vehicles per day, but by 2045 that’s expected to be 81,000 vehicles per day. Records now will present an outline of the feasibility study to County Administrator Brenda Garton on how much staff time will be required for the project before bringing the request back to the supervisors for final approval to proceed.
 
 
A trial is set for the driver of an interstate bus that crashed in Virginia, killing four passengers and injuring dozens more. Kin Yiu Cheung is scheduled for trial today in Caroline County Circuit Court on four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter. Court records show Cheung admitted to police that he fell asleep at the wheel when the low-fare Sky Express bus from Greensboro, N.C., to New York swerved off Interstate 95 about 30 miles north of Richmond, hit an embankment and overturned in May 2011. He faces up to 10 years in prison for each count if convicted. Cheung has pleaded not guilty.
 
 
A Virginia man convicted for the 12th time in a drunken driving case will serve the maximum sentence.
44-year-old David Marion Apraham of Spotsylvania received a seven-year sentence on Tuesday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. Apraham had pleaded guilty in August to DUI, driving on a suspended license and refusing to take a breath test. Court records show Apraham has two prior DUI convictions in Williamsburg and Colonial Heights, six in Mississippi and three in Alabama and others in N.C. And Washington state. Apraham was supposed to be on house arrest in Mississippi when he was arrested on the latest Virginia charge in November 2011.

November 8, 2012 |

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