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Alcohol-Related Crash on Rt. 29 Ejects Passenger

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A passenger was ejected from a vehicle during a crash in southern Albemarle County Friday night. 

Just after 5 p.m., police were dispatched to a one-car crash with reports of a woman ejected from the car and a baby unaccounted for.

When police arrived on the scene on Route 29 South, near Plank Road, they found a 41-year-old woman in critical condition after she was ejected from a minivan. Police say she was not wearing a seatbelt. Police also found a child's car seat but were able to confirm that the child was dropped off prior to the crash.

According to police, the driver, William Mullins, 37, was intoxicated.  There were open containers found on the scene.

The passenger was medevacked to the University of Virginia Medical Center. She has since returned to stable condition.  Mullins was sent to UVA Medical Center by ambulance. His injuries are not life threatening. Both Mullins and the passenger are from Remington, in Fauquier County.

Police say they were alerted of this vehicle before the crash. "This vehicle was given out as a lookout earlier as possibly being intoxicated so we're going to be following up with all that and following up with other agencies that got this complaint. So if you see something, say something," said Sergeant Sean Hackney of Albemarle County police.

Mullins is charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license and failure to provide proof of insurance. More charges could be pending.

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