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Driver Charged in Fatal Virginia DUI Accident

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A child was killed in Damascus, Virginia over the weekend of July 17-18, 2010 when a Toyota Tacoma, which was traveling west on State Route 788, ran off of the road, hit a culvert, and flipped over onto its hood. The truck had crashed into a residential mailbox, and hit a tree before sliding to a stop.

When police arrived to the scene of the accident, the driver of the vehicle was charged with driving under the influence. The driver's son, who was also in the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accused, who was wearing his seat belt while driving, suffered only minor injuries in the accident, and refused medical treatment. The boy was buckled into a car seat when he died.

The driver was arrested at the scene of the accident and taken to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, where he is being held. Apart from the Virginia DUI charge, further charges are currently pending.

If you have been involved in a similar incident, or charged with a Virginia DUI, you need the professional help of a Virginia DUI defense attorney. An attorney can investigate your case and help you build a defense to the charges against you.

Virginia DUI defense attorney Bob Battle has the experience and ability to help his clients to protect their rights in mounting a successful DUI defense. To learn more about Virginia DUI, get a free copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Virginia. Or, contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts
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