The case against a Crimora
woman charged with driving under the influence (DUI) manslaughter is moving
forward Monday evening. A grand jury
indicted Jessica Lewis, almost seven months after a fiery wreck claimed the
lives of her daughter and ex-husband.
This case has faced delays
for months, but both sides are now moving ahead toward a June 28 arraignment
Lewis waived her right to
a preliminary hearing back in April, and the grand jury indicted her on charges
of DUI manslaughter Monday for the deaths of her daughter and ex-husband back
Police say Lewis was
driving under the influence on Half Mile Branch Road in Crozet, when she lost
control of her vehicle and hit a tree.
The car then caught fire. Lewis
is the only person to survive the crash.
This case had been delayed
repeatedly while the commonwealth waited for the results of a blood alcohol
test. The commonwealth's attorney's
office says it has the results, but won't say what they are.
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