December 5, 2011
Drunk driving in the Virginia area this past week has cost one college student their life and a high ranking government official their job. According to ABC 13 News, both incidents occurred on Sunday over the past weekend.
It was reported that a freshman at Christopher Newport University was killed early Sunday morning after the car in which she was riding in crashed after colliding head-on with another vehicle. All other occupants in the car and the driver of the other vehicle suffered numerous other injuries and all were taken to local hospitals to receive treatment. Virginia State Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash and charges are pending.
ABC 13 News reported Monday that the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was taking a leave of absence from his position following being arrested for suspicion of DUI a day before. The Fairifax City Police Department reported that an officer had pulled over Randy Babbitt at about 10:30 PM after observing him driving on the wrong side of the street. He was arrested that night and had sent a letter asking for a leave of absence from his position as Administrator the following day.
The Virginia Auto Accident Attorneys with Lowell “ The Hammer” Stanley hope that these stories will serve as a message that drunk driving can affect everyone. Young to old, rich to poor, drunk to sober, the consequences of drunk driving can hurt us all.