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A man convicted of drunken driving in Alexandria is taking his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging an unprecedented ruling in March from Virginia's highest court that someone drunk behind the wheel of a car parked on a public road with a key in the ignition is now automatically guilty of drunken driving.
"I think this issue transcends party or ideology and gets to the core of one of the principles of the justice system," Mr. Bernhard said. "What constitutes a fair notice of crime?"
Both Mr. Salvado and Mr. Bernhard said they harbored no ill will toward the state Supreme Court and it was simply a spirited argument resulting in what Mr. Bernhard called "an honest, good-faith disagreement."