Two charged with DWIs
Published 2:16 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Two Charlotte County residents affiliated with the Charlotte County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court were charged at separate times with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
Michelle Newcomb Meeks, of Randolph, deputy clerk, was charged on Aug. 11 for DWI 1st offense and refusal of breath test.
Patricia Scales of Cumberland County was appointed special prosecutor for Meeks’ case, in an order signed by Charlotte County Commonwealth’s Attorney William E. Green Jr. on Aug. 22.
Meeks’ case, heard at the Charlotte General District Court Jan. 22, was appealed to the Circuit Court. A hearing date is scheduled according to court documents on Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m.
Brittany Pillow Bradley, of Phenix, was charged on Oct. 2 with DWI 1st offense and refusal of blood/breath test.
Bradley is listed as a clerk with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Bradley had a hearing on Jan. 22. She is scheduled to return to court Jan. 21, 2020.
Bradley, the defendant; Bradley’s attorney David C. Watkins and substituted Commonwealth’s Attorney Patricia D. Scales were included in a plea agreement.
According to the plea agreement, the defendant would stipulate to the charge of DUI 1st but the court would withhold a finding of guilt at this time and defer final disposition to January 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. On the refusal charge, the defendant stipulated to the charge but it will also be continued to January 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. for final disposition.
“The defendant is presently enrolled in Thriveworks for substance-abuse counseling and treatment and shall continue her weekly counseling sessions until released by her counselor; complete the VASAP program; perform service commencing not later than February 22, 2019; submit a written letter of apology to Deputy D. Brown of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office; remain free of alcohol and drugs; take legal medications only as prescribed; submit to random testing for both; be of good behavior until final disposition of this case; and pay her costs of court,” the plea agreement cited.
“When the case returns to court on Jan. 21, 2020, if the defendant successfully completes the above, the following will be the agreed disposition: The Commonwealth will request that the DUI charge be amended to Reckless Driving … and the defendant will plead guilty to the charge of Reckless Driving and receive the following sentence: six months in jail, with all time suspended, upon condition of good behavior for 12 months, pay a $1,000 fine and pay her court costs. Her driver’s license shall be suspended for six months,” the plea agreement continued.
If the defendant motions and is eligible, the plea agreement cited that the Commonwealth would not oppose a restricted license. As for the charge of refusal, the Commonwealth would motion the court for entry of a nolle prosequi pursuant to this agreement.
If the defendant does not successfully complete requirements, the agreement cited, the defendant would be guilty of DUI 1st and receive the following sentence: 12 months in jail, with 11 months, 26 days suspended upon condition that she would pay a $750 fine with $250 suspended, attend and complete (Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program) VASAP, performs 60 hours community service, installs ignition interlock, be of good behavior and not violate the laws of Virginia and pays her court costs.
The defendant’s driver’s license shall be suspended for 12 months. The Commonwealth will motion the court for entry of a nolle prosequi of the refusal charge pursuant to this agreement.