Driving under influence of alcohol; exemplary damages for persons injured. (HB27)

Introduced By

Del. Preston Bryant (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exemplary damages for persons injured by intoxicated drivers. Allows the award of exemplary damages in a civil case to a plaintiff or plaintiff's decedent injured or killed by the actions of a person convicted of DUI when the convicted person was charged with both unreasonable refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test and DUI, irrespective of the ability of the plaintiff to prove the civil defendant's blood alcohol content. Currently, a person convicted of DUI is subject to exemplary damages in such a civil case only when his blood alcohol content is proven to be 0.15% or more or he is convicted of unreasonable refusal. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/07/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 065610252
12/08/2005Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/15/2006Left in Courts of Justice