Man charged with drunk driving after crashing stolen car on I-66
A vehicle accident on Interstate 66 early Friday morning sent a man to Winchester with serious injuries - and criminal charges.
Virginia State Police are still investigating the details of the crash, said First Sgt. Jeff Pearson. Shortly after midnight, a car crashed near the 25 mile marker in the westbound lane of I-66. The force of the crash flung the driver out of the vehicle, Pearson said.
Rescue workers closed the westbound lane for about an hour in the night while police investigated the crash. They discovered the car had been reported as stolen out of Staunton, Va.
A helicopter flew the man to Winchester Hospital for his injuries, Pearson said. State police could not release the man's identity Friday morning, but the man is likely to be Alvin Lee Mason, 26, of an unknown address, said Lisa Klein, spokeswoman for the Staunton Police Department.
Mason had two outstanding warrants against him for breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny and grand larceny from a business in the 1800 block of West Beverly Street in Staunton, Klein said.
The driver has been charged with driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license, Pearson said. The driver also faces charges of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.
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