A 27-year-old law student from Williamsburg was charged with DUI and maiming in the wake of an incident in which a car crashed into Portsmouth’s nTelos Wireless Pavilion and injured a concertgoer.
Last week I reported on how the victim suffered serious injuries. I was relieved to read she is expected to make a recovery.
The 24-year-old law student who drove into the venue was unharmed but is in serious trouble with the law after she was charged with drunk driving.
Medics and officers at the 96X Fest at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion called dispatchers about a crash involving a pedestrian, according to Det. Misty Holley with Portsmouth Police.
Police claimed the driver of a silver Honda, was traveling in the wrong direction as she turned onto Bart Street from Court Street toward the venue. She continued to travel in the wrong direction, hit a median at Crawford Circle and smashed into the fence of the pavilion, hitting a pedestrian who was walking away from the concert.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries. WAVY.com named her as Cynthia Bell of Chesapeake. Police said she is expected to make a recovery.
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