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Driver Faces Multiple Charges, Passenger in Critical Condition, after DWI Crash

A 25-year-old Virginia Beach man is facing his second DWI charge in a serious single-car crash that left his passenger in critical condition.

According to Virginia Beach Police, the man was driving his 2008 Nissan 350Z on the off ramp from westbound I-264 to southbound Lynnhaven Parkway, at approximately 1:00 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle began to slide towards the overpass, where it hit the concrete jersey barrier, as well as the concrete support of the overpass.

When police responded to the scene of the accident, they found both the driver and his passenger injured. They were both transported to the hospital. Police have not released any details about the injured passenger, except to say the victim’s condition was critical.

The driver was taken treated at the hospital and was later charged with multiple offenses, including DWI Second Offense, Maiming as a Result of Driving, and DWI Refusal of Test. He is currently being held at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond. The accident is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Fatal Crash Team (FACT). FACT handles all accidents in which there are fatalities, critical injuries, or crashes where police vehicles were involved and injuries received.

Time and time again, we hear about the tragedies that occur because a person made the poor decision to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. Our personal injury law firm has successfully represented many clients who were left seriously injured because of a car crash caused by a drunk driver. If you or someone in your family has been injured by a drunk driver, contact an experienced Virginia car accident attorney to find out what compensation you may be entitled to for your pain and loss.

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