January 12, 2012
Sentencing for a 32-year-old convicted drunk driver was continued this morning in a Norfolk, Virginia, courtroom for his part in the deaths of three passengers in his vehicle at the time of a wreck. According to WSLS 10 News, the man was convicted of three counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter in connection with the August 10, 2010, accident.
Reports from the Norfolk police department show that the accident happened as the vehicle rounded a curve on East Indian River Road at over 100 MPH. The driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road and into a guardrail and several trees.
Three people died in the crash, while two others and the driver were injured.
Toxicology reports from tests submitted by the driver found his blood alcohol level to be more than three times the legal limit of .08. The jury, which convicted the man on the manslaughter charges, recommended a 25-year sentence to the judge presiding over the case who has final say.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) rank Virginia as the 23td safest state in our nation when it comes to drunk driving, with only 211 fatalities related to DUI in the past year which was a 13 percent decrease from the year before.
The Virginia auto accident attorneys with the Skolrood Law Firm work with victims of drunk driving accidents on a daily basis. If you or someone you know has been injured in a drunk driving accident at no fault of their own, contact an experienced attorney today.