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Driver pleads guilty to killing Henrico Police Captain

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 11:27:19-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The driver who hit and killed Henrico Police Captain Donald Lambert Jr. pleaded guilty to non-capital murder and not reporting an accident that caused damage.

Justin Regensburg, 30, of Chesterfield County, will be sentenced in 2022, according to court records.

Regensburg killed Lambert while the 55-year-old Glen Allen man was out for a Saturday morning run along Greenwood Road.

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Donald Lambert, Jr.

Regensburg was arrested the next day in King William County.

Prior to killing Capt. Lambert, Regensburg had been charged with and convicted of a number of traffic and criminal violations, according to Virginia Courts Database records.

In 2012, Regensburg was charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident in Chesterfield County. He was also charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license. That case was continued multiple times before the charges were ultimately nolle prossed, or set aside until a later date.

Justin Regensburg

The next year, in Hanover County, Regensburg was charged with his second DWI in five years. In that case, he was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison. Most of that prison sentenced was suspended.

Regensburg's license was suspended for three years as a result of that conviction.

Two years later, Regensburg was arrested again in Hanover and charged with failing to stop and eluding police and driving with a revoked or suspended license.

Regensburg was convicted of both.

The Chesterfield man has several other non-traffic-related criminal charges in his record as well.

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