New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 28, 2020

Richmond man receives 90-day jail term for committing DUI in New Kent

By Andre Jones | November 16, 2020 5:13 pm

A Richmond man will spend three months in jail after entering a guilty plea to DUI (third offense within 10 years) during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court.

Stanley Joseph Nasuta III, 54, of the 1200 block of Libbie Avenue, admitted guilt to the offense as well as a single count of misdemeanor violation of pretrial bond during his hearing.

In a summary of evidence, on Aug. 16, 2019, a New Kent deputy responded to the intersection of Sherwood Drive and Quaker Road after a report of a car parked in the intersection. When the officer arrived, he saw a truck sitting in the middle of the crossroad with the driver’s head on the wheel. After numerous knocks and audible commands to wake up, the driver, later identified as Nasuta, woke up. The officer questioned Nasuta to determine if he knew where he was and his previous whereabouts. When the deputy asked Nasuta if he had anything alcoholic to drink, the defendant said he ahd two beers.

A field sobriety test was conducted with Nasuta failing the tests. He was arrested for DUI and taken into custody. A subsequent test determined his blood-alcohol content (BAC) was .15, nearly twice the legal limit. A further investigation into his background revealed the defendant had previous DUI convictions out of Henrico and Hanover County.

Under the plea agreement, Nasuta received a five-year jail sentence with four years, nine months suspended (three months to serve). The 90 days to serve is the mandatory minimum under state statute. He also received a 21-day sentence for violating conditions of his pretrial bond as he tested positive for consuming alcohol and picked up another DUI (third offense within 10 years) in Henrico County. He must also pay a fine of $1,000 and contribute $50 to the Trauma Center Fund.