July 4 wreck in Cana leads to DUI charge


By Allen Worrell - aworrell@thecarrollnews.com



Two Mount Airy residents were injured in a July 4 car crash in Cana, Virginia.

According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper C.H. Campbell, the accident occurred on Parkview Drive in Cana at 11:15 p.m. on July 4 about three-quarters of a mile from U.S. 52. Campbell said Jacob Wilson, 25, of Mount Airy, was driving a 2011 Toyota Camry south on Parkview Drive when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck a tree. Both Wilson and the owner of the vehicle, passenger Jessica Bates, 37, of Mount Airy., were partially ejected. Campbell said neither were wearing a seatbelt and both were in the windshield when units responded.

Campbell said both Wilson and Bates were taken by ambulance to Northern Hospital of Surry County.He said both were awake and talking at the scene, but were cut up and banged up. He said he didn’t think their injuries were life-threatening.

Trooper Campbell charged Wilson with driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

“Alcohol was a factor. Both were obviously impaired,” Campbell said, noting he obtained a blood draw from Wilson. That and other factors, such as alcohol in the vehicle, led to the arrest, he said.

Campbell said the Camry was totaled. Carroll County EMS and Cana Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene.

Allen Worrell an be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN

By Allen Worrell

aworrell@thecarrollnews.com

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