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Former Richmond Police Officer Sentenced to 3 Years for DUI and Maiming

by los | September 14th, 2011

September 13, 2011

A retired Henrico County police officer was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of maiming and driving under the influence stemming from a crash on Interstate 25 14 months ago.

The drunken-driving crash on July 1, 2010, left a 42-year-old male victim with 13 broken ribs, collapsed lungs, an unrecognizable face, and multiple fractures that protruded through his skin. His injuries have required multiple surgeries, and doctors believe that the man will suffer permanent problems as a result of the crash.

The horrific accident occurred in a highway safety zone at midnight that July night. The man’s blood alcohol level may have been as high as three times the legal limit, reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch. His lawyer had contended that a temporary merge lane wasn’t up to standards and was too short, but the victim’s lawyer countered that “that had nothing to do with what happened.”

The 57-year-old convicted officer, who faced for the first time the man whose life he almost took, was taken from the courtroom in handcuffs after he read the victim a long letter expressing regret and sympathy.

The former office now faces a $20.35 million injury lawsuit.

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Injuries in Richmond auto accident involves ambulance

by los | September 2nd, 2008

September 2, 2008

An ambulance was taking a patient to a hospital when it was involved in a Richmond auto accident Friday night, reported by WTVR.com.

The ambulance did not have its lights and sirens on when it hit a Cadillac that was making a left turn and caused the Richmond car accident.

Three people in the ambulance and two people in the Cadillac were taken to the hospital with injuries as a result of the Virginia auto accident.

Police are still continuing their investigation on this Richmond auto accident.