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Driver with Shockingly High .11 BAC Hit, Kills Runner in Hanover

A Bon Secours doctor reportedly drove while under the influence of alcohol when he hit and killed a Hanover mother while she was running. The doctor was driving down E. Patrick Henry Road in Hanover when he hit Meg Menzies as she ran east on the shoulder of the road. Mrs. Menzies was only 34 years old at the time of this tragic incident.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Menzies family. Losing a losed one is always heartbreaking, but the pain is made even worse when your loved one is taken from you in a sudden, unexpected manner. 

Officers discovered beer and prescription medication inside the doctor's vehicle including a 12-ounce bottle of Samuel Adams Winter Lager, a  prescription bottle of Prednisone containing 20-mg tablets, and a sample package containing two 20-mg. tablets of Levitra, according to CBS 6 News. His blood alcohol level was .11 (the legal limit is .08).

The doctor reportedly stopped after hitting Mrs. Menzies and attempted to help. Mrs. Menzies was taken to VCU Medical Center where she later died from her extensive injuries.

Below is a news report on this tragic Hanover accident:


Flowers and running shoes have been placed roadside in remembrane of Mrs. Menzies, who was well-known in the Hanover running community.


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