Commonwealth v. Tracy Michael Decker; 25 DUI Arrests Draws 7 Years to Serve

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Tracy Michael Decker, 39, formerly residing on 28th Street in Virginia Beach, was sentenced for a Violation of Probation.  Circuit Court Judge Stephen C. Mahan revoked Decker’s previously suspended 15-year sentence and re-suspended eight (8) years, leaving seven (7) years to serve.  Further, Judge Mahan ordered him to remain on good behavior for 20 years after his release, complete substance abuse treatment, refrain from driving a car for 20 years, and to abstain from the use of alcohol and non-prescription drugs.

 

Decker had previously been convicted of Driving Under the Influence – 4th or Subsequent Offense, two (2) counts of Child Neglect, and felony Driving on a Revoked License for DWI.  On January 22, 2006, Decker was driving on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and stopped to pay the toll.  He began to argue with the toll booth employee over the cost of the toll and police responded.  Decker was found to be driving with a blood alcohol content of .28.  Inside the vehicle, he had an open container of alcohol and two 4-year-old children, unrestrained by car seats or safety belts.   He pled guilty in Virginia Beach Circuit Court, and on July 17, 2006 he received a 20-year prison sentence with 15 years suspended.

 

Decker was released from the penitentiary in August 2010.  On January 6, 2011, he was arrested for DUI in Alabama.  He was subsequently arrested for DUI on March 11, March 14, and April 3, 2011 in Alabama.  These new offenses were violations of the conditions of his suspended sentence ordered in Virginia Beach Circuit Court in July 2006.

 

Decker has over 25 arrests for Driving Under the Influence in his lifetime.  Two were in Virginia, and the remaining offenses occurred in either Alabama or Georgia.

 

The case was prosecuted by Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Tabitha B. Anderson.  Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

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