County Treasurer in Court for DUI Charge

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY – A Virginia State Police trooper said Richard Homes, the county treasurer, drove drunk back in October.

In court, a trooper said Homes drank two bourbon drinks that night and his blood-alcohol concentration was a .11. The legal limit for alcohol is .08.

The trooper said he pulled over Homes' car because it swerved in and out of the lane and he was also driving under the speed limit.

A Rockingham County judge reduced the sentence to a reckless driving charge.

Homes still must complete an alcohol education course and will lose his driver's license for six months. He must drive with a restricted license to and from work.

Homes is on probation. A judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail, but he suspended the entire sentence.

Homes still works for Augusta County and has served as treasurer for 10 years. His attorney said he's glad Homes wasn't convicted of the DUI charge.


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