Drunk Driver Charged with Murder
The death of a young Arlington, Virginia woman has led to the arrest of a drunk driver. The driver has now been charged with second degree murder. The accident occurred at the Maryland and Washington, D.C. line early last Sunday. The man charged drank several beers and shots before climbing behind the wheel. The driver and his two passengers had been out drinking in the city. When the driver struck a parked tractor trailer at high speed, his passengers were injured. The man allegedly dragged his unconscious female passenger out of the car, shaking her and bumping her head on the pavement. She died about a half hour later.
Police report that the driver was obviously intoxicated upon their arrival, and he was shortly arrested from driving under the influence of alcohol. At the hospital, he was treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash. Prosecutors say they’ve decided to charge the driver with second degree murder because he showed “intent to kill another…with a conscious disregard of an extreme risk of death or serious bodily injury to another.”
The decision to charge the driver with this crime was likely tied to his choice not to brake nor swerve out of the way of the parked truck. His behavior after the crash indicated just how drunk he was, and how careless he was with the life of his passenger. Whatever his fate, the driver will have to live with the knowledge that his selfish decisions led to the death of another.
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Car accidents and wrecks, especially those that result in the wrongful death of an innocent victim, are horrific events – and the event is made all the more awful when it turns out that the at-fault driver was driving drunk.
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