February 23, 2012
A man from Montgomery County, Virginia, is facing up to 34 years in prison after pleading guilty to several felonies resulting from a drunken driving crash he caused that seriously injured four people. According to reports from WDBJ 7 News, the accident happened in August of last year, outside the post office in Elliston, Virginia.
A news release from the Montgomery County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office says the man was under the influence of alcohol when he drove his pickup truck into the driver’s side of an Oldsmobile sedan that had four occupants inside. All four people were seriously injured in the crash and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
On Tuesday, the man pled guilty to all charges in the Montgomery County Courthouse, including:
- four counts of felony maiming resulting from driving while intoxicated,
- one count of felony hit and run resulting in personal injury,
- one count of driving with a suspended license,
- and one count of driving while intoxicated—his second such offense in five years.
The man is scheduled to be sentenced for his crimes on May 22.
The Virginia Car Accident Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm know the serious consequences that drinking and driving can have. That’s why the firm asks that we all chip in to keep Virginia’s roads safe by not getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Instead, call a cab or a friend to come pick you up.