Cynthia Neff Sentenced for DUI

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Former Albemarle County Democratic Party Leader Cynthia Neff won't be driving for a while.

Thursday an Albemarle Circuit Court judge suspended Neff's license for a year as part of a DUI sentence. The court also imposed 30 days of jail time, suspended for good behavior, and a $250 fine.

"She requested a restricted license to help her carry on essentially community service - pro bono board work and things of that nature. The court determined that the court did not have authority to grant her that," said Neff's attorney, Andre Hakes.

Albemarle County police say an officer pulled Neff over last October along Pritchett Lane after he observed her driving erratically along Route 29. According to that officer, she admitted she had a few glasses of wine at an art fundraiser. A breathalyzer test also indicated she had been drinking.

Neff won't be appealing the DUI conviction. She turned in her driver's license when she left the court.

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