DWI HIT PARADE: As the Christmas Drinking, Driving and Dying Season kicks into full gear, a late-night party driver plowed into highway work zone in Virginia
ARLINGTON, VA. – The Virginia State Police report that a DUI driver has sent eight people to hospitals when he crashed into a highway construction zone in Arlington County, Virginia.
At 12:29 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 5), Virginia State Police responded to a crash within a Highway Work Zone in the westbound lanes of I-66 at Quincy Street in Arlington County.
A GMC Yukon traveling west on I-66 drove into the active Work Zone and struck six highway construction workers. The vehicle continued off the right side of the I-66 and crashed into a light pole.
There were three occupants in the GMC. Two of the occupants fled the scene on foot. State police and Arlington Police apprehended the two near the scene.
Arlington County Fire transported a total of eight individuals – to include the highway workers and occupants from the GMC – from the scene to nearby hospitals for treatment of injuries ranging from serious to minor. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
The driver of the Yukon has been arrested for DUI but has not yet been identified by police. When that happens the available driving records of that individual and any court actions will be profiled as it should be clear to most readers that all of the drinking driver monitor programs, rehab, treatment centers, counseling, intervention and other mystical solutions offered by bureaucrats and spineless politicians do not work; yet, the courts rarely send anyone to jail until the repeat offender kills an innocent victim.