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Woodford man faces fourth DUI charge
A Caroline County man is facing several charges after being arrested in Spotsylvania on a fourth driving under the influence offense.
At 7:07 p.m. on Monday, Spotsylvania Deputy J. Morris saw a vehicle swerving back and forth across both northbound lanes of U.S. 1, just north of Thornburg. The male driver was eventually pulled over for speeding and cooperative during the DUI investigation, said Lt. Col. Michael Timm of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office.
But when the driver was taken to the sheriff’s office, he refused to take a breath test, Timm said.
Brian Wayne Pitts, 31, of Woodford, is charged with felony DUI, driving on a suspended license, refusal to permit sample of breath and for speeding 68 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Timm said since the driver had multiple DUI convictions, his recent charge was elevated to a felony because it was his fourth offense.
Pitts is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. His vehicle was towed and administratively impounded for a required 30 days.
Timm said the sheriff’s office in conjunction with neighboring localities boosted emphasis on unsafe driving behavior during the holidays.