It doesn’t matter if you are in Virginia or another state, drunk drivers are a major problem. They cause thousands of crashes nationwide, killing innocent people and leaving families to mourn their loved ones. In 2010 alone, there were 274 Virginia drunk driving fatalities. That number doesn’t even include the amount of people who were injured.

A Frightening Drunk Driving Tale

With drunk driving being such a significant issue that plagues our country, it is refreshing to hear a story where lives may have been saved and injuries avoided. According to, NBA player Josh Harrellson is nothing short of a hero.

Apparently, Harrellson and his buddies were leaving the Tin Roof bar in Lexington, Kentucky, when they spotted an intoxicated man getting into his truck. The man proceeded to start his vehicle and began swerving through the parking lot straight toward Harrellson and his group. Harrellson pushed his friends out of the way of the oncoming truck right before the drunk driver smashed into his vehicle.  Not long after, Harrellson and a few other men jumped on the drunk driver’s truck and turned off the ignition.

What was even more disturbing about this drunk driving tale is that there were children in the back seat of the intoxicated driver’s vehicle, according to Harrellson. He told the news media that that one fact alone made his actions worth it.

Harrellson’s car might have been damaged, but luckily no one was injured or killed.

Virginia Drunk Driving Accidents

If you have been hurt in a Virginia drunk driving accident, you owe it to yourself and your family to learn about your rights. Contact an experienced Fairfax car accident lawyer for answers to your questions and to hear your legal options. You can reach our office by calling 703.584.7277 or filling out our online form.

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