From Sector 111’s Lt.Minton:
In an effort to combat quality of life issues on the 25th Street corridor, the Richmond Police Department working with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office has started the interdiction process again on Habitual Drunkards in the East End.
The Richmond Police Department recently held a sector problem solving workshop at the Martin Luther King middle school. During this workshop quality of life issues were a major concern for residents in and around the 25th street corridor.
With this in mind the circuit court process has been completed with Linwood Carr. Linwood Carr has been arrested over 40 times. The vast majority of these offenses were alcohol related. We are sharing this information with the community because we want you to know that we listen to your concerns and this is one of the ways we have addressed the issue.
Linwood Carr is hereby ordered not to possess alcohol or be drunk in public. If he violates this he can be sentenced up to 12 months in jail.
The Code of Virginia, section 4.1-333, says that the Circuit Court can enter an interdiction order on any resident after notice has been given, IF the Court finds one of two things:
1. The person “has been convicted of driving any automobile, truck, motorcycle, engine or train while intoxicated”, or
2. The person “has shown himself to be an habitual drunkard”.
The Code (4.1-322) does prohibit that person from even possessing an alcoholic beverage or from being intoxicated in public. If the person violates 322, they could be sentenced up to 12 months in prison and/or given a $2500 fine.
And the Code (4.1-324) also criminalizes selling alcoholic beverages to anyone to whom that sale is prohibited.