Va. man sentenced for armed drunk driving on moped

Va. man sentenced for armed drunk driving on moped

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Va. man sentenced for armed drunk driving on moped

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by Nancy Drury Duncan, Eastern Shore News

WVEC.com

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 25 at 10:34 PM

NORTHAMPTON, Va -- A man on a moped who led police on a chase through the town of Exmore while carrying a 12-pack of beer and a .50 caliber muzzle-loading shotgun will spend 10 months in jail.

 
Bobby Bundick, 58, of Painter pleaded guilty earlier this year to eluding, DUI and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
 
Bundick was seen by town police driving erratically and weaving from lane to lane.
 
They followed him as he turned onto Willis Wharf Road.
 
"The moped was heavily laden," said Commonwealth's Attorney Bruce Jones at his trial.
 
He drove off the road into a field, crashed the moped into the trees and yelled at the officer pursuing him: "Kill me."
 
Bundick's unruliness led the officer to use a Tazer to subdue him.
 
He was carrying a 12-pack of beer on the moped, and 10 of those beers had already been consumed, Jones told the court.
 
Bundick had the shotgun with him on the moped as well. A later test showed Bundick's blood alcohol level to be .22, almost three times the legal limit.­
 
"He has a drinking and driving ­problem," said Jones at Bundick's sentencing.­
 
Defense attorney Marsha Carter agreed her client had a problem with alcohol. He wants to do better and has been attending Alcoholics Annonymous meetings in jail, she said.
 
She told the court Bundick has been in jail for eight months and two days.
 
On the witness stand, the defendant said he planned to change his life and stop drinking.
 
"I agree with you," Judge W. Revell Lewis III told Bundick.
 
"You are too old for this kind of stuff."
 
He sentenced him to five years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and suspended all but three months. He sentenced him to one year for DUI and ­suspended all but six months.
 
For eluding a police officer, he sentenced him to six months and suspended all but one month. He ordered Bundick to be on supervised probation for two years.
 
He will receive credit for the time already served on these offenses.
 
"Let's hope we don't see you here anymore," said the judge.
 
"No sir," responded Bundick.

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