Third Offense DUI Ends in a Ditch for Vicki Neulinger
A 42-year-old Stafford woman earned her third DUI in under ten years after crashing her vehicle in a ditch Sunday afternoon.
On October 8, 2023, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Stafford Sheriff Deputy C.J. Sacke responded to Clarion Drive for a report of a single-vehicle auto accident. The caller advised the driver had driven into the ditch and had a bottle of alcohol in her hands as she tried to leave the scene.
Deputy Sacke made contact with the driver, Vicki Neulinger, who showed multiple signs of being intoxicated. Within the vehicle was an empty mini-bottle of 99, and within her purse were two empty mini-bottles of vodka. Shortly after, she was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. This would be her third charge in the last seven years.
Neulinger’s behavior would be less than polite as she cursed at deputies, resisted multiple times, removed her hand from the handcuffs, and refused commands. She was charged with driving under the influence third offense in ten years, a refusal, and three counts of obstruction of justice. Neulinger was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $5,000 secured bond.
Boozing Babe Said She Was Sipping Wine When Creamed Mailbox
A 58-year-old Stafford woman who hit a mailbox with her vehicle left a trail of breadcrumbs for deputies to follow late last night.
On October 10th at approximately 11:30 p.m., Deputy C.C. Crossett responded to Shelton Shop Road for a hit and run. The caller advised their mailbox was just struck, and the driver fled the scene.
Deputy Crossett arrived on the scene and located the dismembered mailbox surrounded by Ford vehicle parts. The victim advised they heard a loud noise and observed a white Ford sedan near what remained of their mailbox. The driver was unconscious when the victim first approached but quickly woke up and drove away. Luckily, not only did the vehicle leave behind multiple parts, there was a trail of fluid leaking from the vehicle.
Deputy Crossett was hot on the trail, which led to an apartment complex on Mountain View Road. There, he observed a white Ford sedan with recent damages. Deputy Crossett made contact with the driver, who not only appeared intoxicated but who advised she had consumed wine earlier.
The driver was charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content over .2, as well as, hit and run. She was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
MORE DUI CRASHES AND SMASHES
THE DRIVER CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH DIRECTION SHE WAS HEADING BEFORE PLOWING INTO THE FENCE AFTER FOUR SHOTS OF TEQUILA
Intersection of Shields Road and Austin Ridge Drive, 10/6, 1:48 a.m. Deputy P.J. Leon responded to an auto accident. The vehicle had crashed through a fence. Deputy Leon made contact with the driver, who advised she had four shots of tequila. After field sobriety tests, she was arrested for driving under the influence. She was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
Family Pizzeria, 1924 Richmond Highway, 10/6, 10:08 p.m. Deputy C.R. Newman responded to a three-vehicle-involved auto accident. The suspect driver advised she could not remember which direction she was heading prior to the crash, only that she was on her way to pick up her son. She showed signs of being under the influence, as well as admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving. The driver was charged with driving under the influence and failing to wear a seatbelt. She was issued her summons at the hospital where she was being treated for her injuries.
Little Street, 10/7, 9:15 p.m. Deputy S.A. Fulford responded to a single-vehicle accident. The caller advised prior to the vehicle driving into a ditch, it had swerved into oncoming traffic. When Deputy Fulford made contact with the suspect, who had clear signs of being intoxicated, the suspect advised that “nothing” was wrong. After field sobriety tests, the suspect was charged with driving under the influence. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.