I just read in the comments below this news article on Newsplex.com that he had just found out his son had died. Not that it is an excuse but that was the reason for him being so drunk. Any truth to this? I don't know.
January 7, 2012
A four car crash at the intersection of Hydraulic Road and Route 29 early Saturday morning sent one man to the hospital and another to jail.
Donald Straus, of Albemarle County, was arrested for drunk driving. The 51-year-old's blood alcohol content was 0.15.
Police say Straus was turning from Route 29 onto Hydraulic Rd. when he hit multiple vehicles, driving over one car before getting ultimately coming to a stop on top of the vehicle.
"He tried to drive over top of the car. The car was the road to him and he kept going. His tire was in the windshield. The windshield was caving in and he just kept trying to get away," a witness told CBS19.
The driver and passenger in the car underneath were not injured, but they were shaken up on the scene.
"It's a parent's worst nightmare to get that call that your child has been in an accident. To find that it was someone who was allegedly drinking and driving and then tried to run from the accident; he is such a coward. My son is so brave," said the mother of the young driver.
One person from another vehicle was taken to University of Virginia Medical Center with minor injuries.