A lawsuit stemming from a crash on the Beltway last year is receiving some surprising reactions as the trial date approaches next week.
According to the Washington Post, recent charges in the lawsuit pending in Fairfax County Circuit Court state:
“At the time of the collision, Defendant was going 85 miles per hour.” (Paragraph 10)
“At the time of the collision, Defendant was having sex with a female.” (Paragraph 12)
“At the time of the collision, Defendant was driving admittedly drunk.” (Paragraph 13)
“At the time of the accident, Defendant was partially or totally in the backseat of the car.” (Paragraph 14)
The Post reports the defendant was convicted in May 2010 of drunken driving in Fairfax District Court. Despite that, he now denies driving. According to court records, the Woodbridge resident was coming from Baltimore after his 21st birthday celebration. The woman involved in the alleged incident has been dismissed from the case. And there was a third passenger in the car at the time of the crash, and he also denies driving.
There was “no statement by anyone that they were driving on the Beltway having sex” and “no facts on it,” the defendant’s lawyer, Frank Prior, told the Post.
The plaintiff, a cab driver, is seeking $75,000 in damages.
The bizarre case will go to trial next week. We'll keep you updated.
But until then, we leave you with this comment from a reader on the Post's website to the defendant: "Dude, you gotta move to DC and run for city council!!"