Virginia Man Charged in Fatal DWI Crash

By Peter DePaolis

A 46-year-old Virginia man faces common law DWI charges for his role in a fatal car accident last month in Utica, New York. According to Utica police, the suspect “blew through a stop sign” in his van before colliding with another vehicle driven by a 50-year-old man with his wife in the passenger seat. The man later died from his injuries, and his wife is still recovering in the hospital.

Investigators say the suspect was drunk and speeding at the time of the accident. Authorities will arraign him on the DWI charge, and other charges may follow depending on the outcome of the investigation. Authorities expect to arraign him in the hospital where he is recovering from his injuries. Accident investigators plan on working with the DA’s office to determine the exact charges in the matter.

A Utica resident who lives near the intersection where the accident occurred said there is an accident there almost every day.

Auto crashes can take their toll physically and financially. Contact a Virginia car accident lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis if you suffer injuries in an accident. Thomas McWeeny is an experienced Northern Virginia car wreck attorney who knows what to do after a car accident, and he can get you compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.