Pa. dropped ball on drunk driver, official says

By Beth Vorhees  

A drunk driver is being blamed for a wreck Sunday night that killed five people. The tragedy occurred after a driver rear-ended a car and forced it across the median, where it struck another vehicle head-on. The victims include two teen-age girls and a 12-year-old boy. 

The driver accused of starting this chain reaction survived the wreck. He’s 32-year-old Brian Stone of Gans, Pennsylvania. He’s now charged with five counts of DUI causing death. He already has three DUI convictions in West Virginia, and faces a drunk-driving charge in Pennsylvania. West Virginia revoked his driver’s license in May 2004. Despite his record, Stone was driving with a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. So, how was that even possible?

We spoke to Steve Dale, an assistant to the commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. He says that somewhere along the way, Pennsylvania officials apparently failed to inform his office about Stone.

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: Radio news

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: