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Man arrested in crash that killed Henrico officer had been charged with driving crimes before

Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 18:40:31-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The man charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run that killed Henrico Police Captain Donald Lambert Jr. had faced numerous charges before the weekend crash.

Justin Regensburg, 30, was denied bond Monday in Henrico Court.

Regensburg has been charged with and convicted of a number of traffic and criminal violations over the last decade, 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.

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That case was continued multiple times before the charges were ultimately nolle prossed, or set aside until a later date.

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.

He is due back in Henrico Court on Thursday.

A special prosecutor will be handling the case.

Regensburg faces two felony charges in Henrico from separate hit-and-run incidents Saturday.

One of them killed Lambert while he was off duty, out for a run along Greenwood Road, according to witnesses and police.

The other involved a collision with an occupied vehicle, causing damage worth more than $1,000.

Monday morning, the King William County Sheriff's Office told CBS 6 Regensburg faced additional charges out of their county where he was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday.

The King William County Sheriff said Regensburg led deputies on a brief chase on VA-360, but was slowed due to traffic and taken into custody.

In King William, he's charged with alluding, driving on a suspended license, and use of an unauthorized vehicle.