20 April, 2014

Breakin’ the Law

ARLnow.com, a news site for all things Arlington, recently wrote an article about local celebrities and their treatment by police. Naturally, some of the celebrities mentioned were Capitals:

Earlier this year Caps forward Nicklas Backstrom was stopped for “failure to obtain a county decal within 30 days.” Charges were eventually dropped.

Two years ago another Caps forward, Alexander Semin, was stopped for having no front license plate, an unlawful window tint, and a child restraint violation. Earlier this year, he was stopped again for having no front plate.

Somewhat surprisingly, Arlington resident and sports car owner Alexander Ovechkin appears to have a squeaky clean record in the county.

I was a little surprised by Semin’s child restraint violation, but as The Peerless Prognosticator pointed out on Twitter, “Maybe [it] was Varly in the car with him?”


  1. barb wrote:

    sasha’s sister has kids. i’m guessing uncle sasha was taking them for a spin without a safety seat or a baby carrier. or maybe sis had a kid on her lap in the front seat?

    is it kosher for the arlington police department to be releasing this kind of personal information? do they print the names of all citizens who get ticketed and what they are ticketed for? i know some small towns print the blotter in the newspaper. just curious if it’s standard procedure in arlington.

    27 September, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink
  2. George wrote:

    Any ticket issued wether found guilty or not is automatically public record

    27 September, 2010 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  3. Geo wrote:

    I’m not sure on the local level. In my community newspaper editor/reporter days, our police reporter did find you could pull up a Va. State Police database and quickly look up anyone’s violations there by name, no matter how minor.

    27 September, 2010 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  4. barb wrote:

    remind me to never get a ticket in arlington! :)

    27 September, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
  5. Lauren wrote:

    The Virginia Judicial System website lists all of this information. All you have to do is look up the city/county and the person’s name. It will tell you any driving infractions as well as any other run-ins with the law (i.e. drunk in public, etc.)

    28 September, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink