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DUI Claims another Life in Lorton, Virginia

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According to the Virginia State Police, this past weekend Robert L. Thomas,
53, fell victim to a drunk driver as he drove along Route 1 in Lorton, VA. The accident involved a head-on crash when a
car driven by Alfredo Martinez Rivera, 31, evidently veered across the
multi-lane road to hit Mr. Thomas’s car.
Thomas died at the scene and his front-seat passenger was transported to
Inova Fairfax to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police suspect that alcohol and speed were
factors in the incident and have charged Martinez Rivera with aggravated
involuntary manslaughter and a DWI.

This is another tragic consequence
of driving while intoxicated. In
addition to criminal penalties for driving while intoxicated in Virginia, Martinez Rivera, if guilty as charged, will
likely face a civil lawsuit for compensation and punitive damages to Mr.
Thomas’ family.