New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 18, 2017

Richmond man to serve year in jail after being convicted of DUI in Charles City

By Andre Jones | July 6, 2017 4:51 pm

A Richmond man will spend a year in jail after pleading guilty to his fourth DUI offense within a 10-year span.

Derrick Demetrius Easter, 47, enter guilty pleas to one count each of DUI (fourth offense) and misdemeanor driving revoked as part of a plea agreement reached on July 6 in Charles City Circuit Court.

In a summary of evidence, on Jan. 20, Easter was operating a vehicle when it ran into a ditch on Lott Cary Road and ended up wrecking the vehicle. After being questioned by a state trooper, the defendant admitted he was the driver of the car. A toxicology report revealed that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.31, nearly four times the legal limit.

Easter received a five-year jail sentence with all but one year suspended on the DUI (fourth offense) charge. All 12 months on the DUI revoked charge were suspended as part of the plea deal. He will also have to pay a fine of $1,050.