Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-12-01 19:51:08 –
Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — A man in Virginia Beach was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of a hit-and-run bike ride in 2020.
34-year-old Orvon Ross Freeman, II, was convicted on Tuesday for permanent disability of the victim due to reckless drunk driving, a third drunk driving within 10 years, personal injury due to hit-and-run, and driving. .. With a revoked license.
Freeman pleaded guilty to being charged in June. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison with a 15-year grace period. He has worked for four years and is fined $ 1,000. His driver’s license was revoked indefinitely.
The indictment is due to an accident that occurred on the afternoon of October 26, 2020.
Freeman reportedly was driving a Ford F150 on Pacific Avenue when he hit a woman riding a bicycle at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 14th Avenue and threw it off the bicycle.
The bicycle was stationary 28 feet from the first impact point. The victim was sent to a local hospital where she received six treatments: spleen rupture, liver laceration, lung puncture, leg fracture, and vertebrae fracture.
After the crash, officials say Freeman did not stop at the scene and instead fled to the interstate highway.
He then stopped by his local Wal-Mart before escaping on foot. His passenger called 911 to report the crash. Freeman was arrested at a nearby 7-Eleven store.
After investigating drunk driving, officials say Freeman admitted that he smelled alcohol, showed disability in three standardized field drinking tests, and took over-the-counter sleeping pills and trazodone the night before the crash.
Freeman also admitted to drinking beer that day, but claimed it was after the crash. Freeman’s breath test sample was .13 BAC when he was taken to Virginia Beach prison. Forensic experts later testified that his BAC at the time of the crash was .168-.206 hours ago.
In an interview with police, Freeman said he was heading towards 35 mph (speed limit). However, the F150’s infotainment system showed that Freeman traveled at 64 mph when he attacked the victim.
Prior to the crash, Freeman was convicted of drunk driving related to public drunkenness and reckless driving.
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