Recently, police arrested an elementary school principal in York, Virginia, for allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants and for a hit and run. The DUI charge stems from an incident that occurred when the woman struck a utility pole with a white SUV and then left the scene. Authorities subsequently arrested the woman, and prosecutors charged her with the misdemeanors of DUI and hit and run. As a result of the accident, she was removed as principal of the school and re-assigned to duties at the school board office. The woman's hearing on her case will be in February.
A 55-year-old man is dead following a fatal North Carolina car accident police claim was caused by a drunk driver. The 20-year-old driver thought responsible for the crash has been arrested and charged with felony death by vehicle, driving after drinking under the age of 21, DWI and involuntary manslaughter.
A 16-year-old high school student will face a number of serious charges after being involved in a North Carolina car wreck that left his 17-year-old female passenger dead. Police claim the fatal accident occurred as the teenager was driving a Jeep at a rate of around 75 miles per hour, 45 miles per hour over the speed limit. The driver was unable to control his vehicle at such speeds and veered off the road before crashing into a tree. Police say neither of the teenagers were wearing seatbelts, causing the driver to be thrown from the car upon impact.