Charges including drunk driving have been filed against a college student who was driving a car carrying four friends to a school football game. The crash resulted in the death of one 18-year-old freshman riding in the vehicle who was from Virginia.
A 48-year-old man from Leesberg, Virginia, pled guilty to federal charges involving the distribution of controlled substances. Prosecutors had accused him of the sale of oxycodone over a number of years to current and recent high school students. The sales were said to have taken place in Loudon County and to have resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man from a drug overdose.
A 68-year-old male motorist from Christiansburg, Virginia, is now facing two separate drunk driving charges for incidents that occurred just days apart. He was also charged with refusing to submit to a blood or breath test in one of the incidents.
A 42-year-old man from Woodstock, Virginia, is facing drug trafficking charges involving the alleged sale of both cocaine and heroin. Prosecutors also claimed that he illegally transported a gun. He was arrested after a high-speed chase through Strasburg at speeds up to 90 mph and which resulted in a police vehicle being destroyed in an ensuing accident. News reports did not indicate what led to the initiation of the chase.