July 7, 2011
On Wednesday a 44-year-old Evington, Virginia, man was sentenced to four months in jail after causing a January 2009 drunken-driving wreck that broke a Campbell County woman’s pelvis and injured one of her ankles.
The man plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and a felony charge of DUI maiming.
The accident occurred January 7, 2009, when the man crashed his vehicle into the victim’s car as she pulled into her driveway near the intersection of Waterlick and Lawyers roads.
The case had been delayed to see if the woman would recover from her injuries but she hasn’t, said Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Paul McAndrews to The News & Advance. Instead, she now suffers chronic pain and has an altered gait.
“There’s nothing you could do to [the DUI offender] because [the victim] still thinks about him every day when she wakes up in pain,” said McAndrews, who also said the victim is not satisfied with the plea agreement.
Do you think justice was served following this Virginia auto accident?