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George Huguely’s father charged with driving under the influence

George Wesley Huguely IV, the father of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, was arrested on charges of drunk driving in Montgomery County, a Montgomery police spokeswoman said Monday.

The night of Sept. 20, a patrol officer saw two runners in a dispute with a driver of a stopped SUV in the area of Shady Grove Road and Traville Gateway Drive, said the spokeswoman, Officer Rebecca Innocenti. One of the runners smacked the SUV’s window, the vehicle drove away, and the officer followed it, Innocenti said. The officer witnessed a moving violation, and pulled it over.

The incident and arrest were reported Sunday by the Washington Examiner.

The SUV driver, Huguely, submitted to a field-sobriety test and was taken to a district police station, where he refused to submit to alcohol breath test, Innocenti said.

Police charged Huguely with three counts: Driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol and failure to obey traffic rules, according to court records.

Huguely could not be reached for comment. Online court records do not indicate if he has retained an attorney.

His son, George Huguely V, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death Yeardley Love, a fellow U. Va. student.

Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.

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