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Herndon man charged with DUI, involuntary manslaughter after Sterling crash

Julio A. Rivera
A Herndon man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after an alcohol-related, single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a passenger inside his vehicle, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Around 10:45 p.m. Dec. 1, the driver, Julio A. Rivera, 39, lost control of a 1997 Dodge Ram and hit a parked vehicle and then hit a townhouse in the 700 block of Colonial Avenue in Sterling. The vehicle ended up on its side, and a passenger inside the car was taken to Reston Hospital where he later passed away, according to LCSO.

There was minor damage to the townhouse, and no one inside was injured.

LCSO investigators charged Rivera with involuntary manslaughter, DUI and driving on a suspended license. He is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.


This is ridiculous that we keep giving so many chances. Oh wait, let’s not hurt his feelings, let’s set him free with a simple fine so that he can do it again. And he will do it again. Let’s protect our loved ones.

Let’s give him one more chance in the spirit of inclusion and avoiding giving offense or hurting anyone’s feelings. Once more chance. I’m sure he’ll see the light and become a productive Citizen, er um, undocumented something or other..?

What does D E P O R T spell?

What’s shocking is how much money some people owe and not in jail. I know of a guy that hasn’t paid federal income tax over past 5 years(owes over $50K), hasn’t paid State(owes over $10K), hasn’t paid business state tax(owes at least $5K) and has 10-20 tickets not paid in both Fairfax and Loudoun(owing another $10K+). In addition, he owes several companies over $25K for rent/things he purchased and never paid. And he has to go to Loudoun court house every 3 months or so to pass a drug test, and they know he hasn’t paid a cent on any of his tickets(some going back 7 years).

Wow, just wow. Check his record with Fairfax County—1st DUI in 2014 (with the extra penalty of 0.15-0.20 BAC).

Since then, several charges of No License, Suspended License, Fail to Appear.

How many times does this happen?  Repeat offenders are “penalized” with $100 fines, until they injure and/or kill somebody.

Shouldn’t be that complicated.  If you repeatedly ignore your Suspended/Restricted License, you need to spend a couple months in jail.  The current system doesn’t deter enough people.

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