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He’s like a bad penny…

The Free Lance–Star:

A year to the day, after his first drunken driving charge, former UMW President William J. Frawley has been arrested a third time on charges of driving under the influence.

According to Maryland court records, Frawley was stopped by police at 10:50 p.m. on April 10 at 2908 Virgilia St., in Rockville, Md., driving a 1997 Toyota with Maryland tags. The court records indicate he produced a Maryland driver’s license.

He was charged with driving (attempting to drive) a vehicle while under the influence.

Some of the commenters on Fredericksburg.com are asking why he has a Maryland driver’s license. Apparently, he never had a Virginia driver’s license. For both of his cases in Virginia (Fredericksburg and Fairfax County), online court records state his address as “CHEVY CASE, MD”. That address almost, always comes from the driver’s license of the arrested person. Apparently, he never got a Virginia driver’s license and when his license was suspended due to the charges in Virginia, the Maryland DMV didn’t get the notice (that, or they’re completely incompetent).

Interestingly enough, other court records for William Frawley in Maryland include a charge of “FAILURE TO STOP AFTER ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO ATTENDED VEHICLE” (hit and run?) in June of 2007. The court records state he entered a plea of “Other Plea”, possibly an Alford Plea?

UPDATE: Not sure how I missed this, but Frawley also had a domestic violence charge as well in March of 2008.

University of Mary Washington does “The Death Camp of Tolerance” routinue.

Reference to South Park there folks.

The Free Lance–Star:

Andrew Allingham felt like a spoiled white guy.

He’d just toured the University of Mary Washington’s “Tunnel of Oppression,” an event at Combs Hall that touched on courtroom discrimination, stereotypes, women’s rights, white privilege, gender identity, labor rights and animal rights.

Over the weekend, about 60 people visited nine classrooms with different themes–some interactive, some introspective. UMW students have been looking for ways to talk about race on the mostly white campus, said senior Kate LeBoeuf, chairwoman of the Academic Affairs Council, which hosted the event.

Bill Clinton at University of Mary Washington

The Free Lance-Star has video of the speech. They also have video of him talking to the attendants too. Photos here.

Bill Clinton to appear at University of Mary Washington Monday

UPDATE #3: Post with video links here.

Details at Fred2Blue: Bill Clinton in Fredericksburg

UPDATE #1: Hillary Clinton’s Press Release: Join President Bill Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall in Fredericksburg!:

When

Monday, February 11, 2008 at 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Where

University of Mary Washington – Great Hall, The Woodard Center
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
General Area:

Description

Join President Bill Clinton for a “Solutions for America” Town Hall in Abingdon! Hillary Clinton has spent the past 35 years fighting for American families and she has real solutions to tackle the tough issues we’re facing. Join President Clinton in Abingdon to learn more about Hillary’s lifetime record of results.

Host

Virginia For Hillary

LOL, looks like Hillary Clinton needs to fix her template press release since Abingdon is in Washington County, Virginia (southwestern Virginia).

UPDATE #2: The Clinton campaign has since updated their press release on their website and now says Fredericksburg instead of Abingdon.

It’s five o’clock somewhere.

From Fredericksburg.com [photo credit: Ibid]: Frawley’s blood alcohol was 0.21:

Former UMH president William Frawley.The blood alcohol content of former University of Mary Washington President William Frawley was 2 1/2 times the legal limit when he flipped his university car in Fairfax County on April 10, according to court documents.

The analysis from the Department of Forensic Science in Richmond, filed in Fairfax General District Court, shows that Frawley’s blood alcohol level was 0.21 when the accident occurred on Georgetown Pike.

[…]

According to police, Frawley was driving a 2006 Toyota Avalon on Georgetown Pike near Great Falls National Park when he ran off the road and flipped the car, owned by the UMW Foundation, onto its roof around lunchtime April 10.

Fairfax County police Officer D.J. Montgomery pulled nine unidentified bottles from Frawley’s car, eight of them containing liquid, according to evidence now in the court file.

Not only is he a drunk, but he’s a morning drunk too. I guess he hadn’t had time to drink his six bottles of cough syrup yet that day. Due to the fact that his blood alcohol level was above 0.20 he’ll be getting a mandatory minimum of ten days in jail after he is convicted (§ 18.2-270).

Richmond Times-Dispatch needs a new editor plus an update on "Store owner knew the risks".

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Frawley drank cold medicine:

Ousted University of Mary Washington President William J. Frawley told police he had consumed six bottles of cough medicine before he was arrested for driving under the influence, according to a police report.

[…]

Police also noted the presence of one bottle of cough medicine. The police report did not indicate whether the cough medicine was prescription or over-the-counter.

Once again, a newspaper writes a statement from someone as a statement of fact. They also fail to say what police report “noted the presence of one bottle of cough medicine”. The criminal complaint does not mention it pdficon_small . It states the officer smelled the “strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his [Frawley’s] person and he was unsteady on his feet.”

And as previously noted, even if he was in fact under the influence of cough syrup he would still be guilty of driving under the influence, from Code of Virginia § 18.2-266 [emphasis mine]:

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train […] while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely.

UPDATE: July 24, 2007, 0200 (2:00 AM): The Richmond Times-Dispatch claims that the cough medicine bottle was noted in a separate police report (not the criminal complaint).

Again, from the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Chesterfield shop owner is buried [emphasis mine]:

Chesterfield County shop owner Farooq Anwar was buried yesterday, less than 48 hours after he was fatally shot during an apparent robbery at his store.

[…]

Anwar, a native of Pakistan, was killed about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday during an apparent robbery of the Fast & Friendly Convenience Store at 6249 Jefferson Davis Highway, which he had owned or operated since 1990.

He died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the state medical examiner’s office. He was initially identified by authorities as Anwar Farooq, but yesterday, the medical examiner’s office and police confirmed his name as Farooq Anwar.

[…]

Anwar, 52, left behind a wife, Lubna, and two children. Their son and daughter attend the University of Virginia.

Chesterfield police are pursuing the case, but the investigation has yielded few substantial leads, officials said. Investigators have declined to say whether anything was taken from the store, or whether surveillance cameras inside recorded any useful images.

You have some nerve even writing about this man, Mr. Mark Bowes. As I noted about your article, “Store owner knew the risks” this man was trying to provide for his family and help put his children through school and you attempt to blame him for his own death.

From the more respectful people at WTVR 6 in Richmond:

Chesterfield police are investigating the case. They’re asking anyone with information about the murder to call them at [(804)] 748-1251, or Crime Solvers at [(804)] 748-0660.

And this guy was president of an university?

See Previous Article.

From Fredericksburg.com: Report: Frawley drank cough syrup:

Former University of Mary Washington President William Frawley told a police officer he had consumed six bottles of cough medicine on the day of his April 11 arrest in Fredericksburg, court documents show.

The officer also smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, the police report states.

Frawley, 53, was charged in the city with driving under the influence and refusing a Breathalyzer test. He had been charged the previous day in Fairfax County with driving while intoxicated after flipping a vehicle owned by the UMW Foundation.

UMW’s board of visitors fired him “for cause” at the end of April. His trial in Fredericksburg General District Court had been scheduled for yesterday but was pushed back until Sept. 18.

He’s scheduled to appear in Fairfax General District Court on Sept. 21.

Fredericksburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Sharp said prosecutors requested the delay because they’re still awaiting Frawley’s blood test results subpoenaed from Mary Washington Hospital.

You have to laugh when a newspaper gets a headline that incorrect. It should be something around the lines of “Frawley claims he drank cough syrup” and not a statement of fact that he did in fact drink cough syrup. And even if he was in fact under the influence of cough syrup he would still be guilty of driving under the influence, from Code of Virginia § 18.2-266 [emphasis mine]:

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train […] while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely.

Criminal Complaint: pdficon_small

UPDATE 8:48 PM: They have now changed the headline after I left a comment.

Former University of Mary Washington president’s trial delayed

From Fredericksburg.com: Frawley’s trial posponed [sic]:

Ousted University of Mary Washington President William Frawley won’t be tried in Fredericksburg tomorrow on a DUI charge as scheduled.

Fredericksburg Common wealth’s Attorney Charles Sharp said the reason for the delay is that the prosecution is still awaiting Frawley’s blood test results from Mary Washington Hospital.

Frawley is also charged in the city with refusing a Breathalyzer test.

He said he expects Frawley’s appearance at Fredericksburg General District Court to be rescheduled for sometime in September.

Frawley was fired at the end of April after he was charged with driving under the influence twice in two days.

The first charge occurred April 10 in Fairfax County, where he flipped a university-owned vehicle. His court date at Fairfax County General District is scheduled for Sept. 21.

The second occurred the next day in Fredericksburg, after a woman reported seeing him driving in a car with a missing front tire.

How awfully convenient. Three months and they’re still waiting for blood test results? That’s a real go-getter there as Commonwealth’s Attorney.


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