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Drunk Man Driving Wrong Way on Beltway Gets 9 Years for Fatal Crash


Posted on Jan 31, 2010



A 26 year-old man was sentenced earlier this month to 9 years in prison after crashing into and killing a young mother of 2 as he drove his vehicle the wrong way on the Beltway last March.  His blood alcohol level was .16, twice the legal limit in Virginia.  The 28 year-old woman was killed instantly; the drunk driver suffered broken bones but survived.

The defense attorney tried to raise doubt by suggesting it was the victim, not his client, who was driving on the wrong side of the highway.  However, he was not successful.  

Please click here to read the full article in The Washington Post. 


To read about another fatal drunk driving accident, please click here.



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