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DUI wreck seriously injures two women

A car wreck on Farris Mines Road in the Hiwassee section of Pulaski County Friday night seriously injured two women and left the car’s driver charged with intoxicated driving and maiming, State Police said.
Leona K. Moles, 34, of Farris Mines Road and Crystal Dawn Wilson, 28, of Buck Island Lane in Hiwassee were seriously injured when they were thrown from a car being driven by 32-year-old Elmer Lee Alderman Jr., according to First Sgt. Mike Honaker.
Alderman, also of Farris Mines Road, was charged with second offense driving under the influence of alcohol, first offense felony maiming as the result of intoxicated driving, and driving outside operators license restrictions. He has been released from New River Valley Regional Jail on bond.
Honaker said Moles and Wilson were standing up in the 1998 Buick Riviera with their upper bodies hanging outside the sunroof when the westbound car ran off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. Both women were ejected through the sunroof.
As Moles was ejected, she struck the utility pole and then ended up pinned underneath the vehicle, police said. Wilson came to rest off the right side of the road.
Both women were airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in serious condition. Moles suffered the most serious injuries, the sergeant said.
The Roanoke hospital did not have condition reports available for either women Monday. Reece said Wilson was treated and released. He did not have an update on Moles condition Monday.
Other passengers in the vehicle included Alderman’s brother, Bobby Lewis Alderman, and Casey Underwood, both of Barren Springs Road, police said. The Aldermans and Underwood were not injured.
According to Honaker, Elmer Alderman and all of the passengers “had been drinking” prior to the 9:30 p.m. wreck on Farris Mines Road, four-tenths of a mile west of Webb Road.
The maiming charge is a Class 6 felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
The driver also may face additional charges, Honaker said. He noted that Elmer Alderman was present when Trooper D. M. Reece arrived at the wreck, but Alderman subsequently left the scene. Honaker indicated Alderman was arrested when Reece located him at Roanoke Memorial, where the injured passengers had been taken.
According to the state judicial system website, Alderman is scheduled to appear in Pulaski County General District Court Oct. 6.
Wythe County General District Court records show Alderman was convicted of a first offense of intoxicated driving in February 2003. He received a suspended 30-day jail sentence, had his operators license suspended for 12 months, was fined $350 and was ordered to attend the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP).
Alderman also has a number of other convictions in Wythe County courts, mostly during 2003. His convictions include two counts of possession of marijuana, refusal to take a blood-alcohol or breath test, three counts of defective equipment, having an expired rejection sticker, manufacturing controlled substances, at least four counts of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, speeding and eluding police.

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DUI wreck seriously injures two women

A car wreck on Farris Mines Road in the Hiwassee section of Pulaski County Friday night seriously injured two women and left the car’s driver charged with intoxicated driving and maiming, State Police said.
Leona K. Moles, 34, of Farris Mines Road and Crystal Dawn Wilson, 28, of Buck Island Lane in Hiwassee were seriously injured when they were thrown from a car being driven by 32-year-old Elmer Lee Alderman Jr., according to First Sgt. Mike Honaker.
Alderman, also of Farris Mines Road, was charged with second offense driving under the influence of alcohol, first offense felony maiming as the result of intoxicated driving, and driving outside operators license restrictions. He has been released from New River Valley Regional Jail on bond.
Honaker said Moles and Wilson were standing up in the 1998 Buick Riviera with their upper bodies hanging outside the sunroof when the westbound car ran off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. Both women were ejected through the sunroof.
As Moles was ejected, she struck the utility pole and then ended up pinned underneath the vehicle, police said. Wilson came to rest off the right side of the road.
Both women were airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in serious condition. Moles suffered the most serious injuries, the sergeant said.
The Roanoke hospital did not have condition reports available for either women Monday. Reece said Wilson was treated and released. He did not have an update on Moles condition Monday.
Other passengers in the vehicle included Alderman’s brother, Bobby Lewis Alderman, and Casey Underwood, both of Barren Springs Road, police said. The Aldermans and Underwood were not injured.
According to Honaker, Elmer Alderman and all of the passengers “had been drinking” prior to the 9:30 p.m. wreck on Farris Mines Road, four-tenths of a mile west of Webb Road.
The maiming charge is a Class 6 felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
The driver also may face additional charges, Honaker said. He noted that Elmer Alderman was present when Trooper D. M. Reece arrived at the wreck, but Alderman subsequently left the scene. Honaker indicated Alderman was arrested when Reece located him at Roanoke Memorial, where the injured passengers had been taken.
According to the state judicial system website, Alderman is scheduled to appear in Pulaski County General District Court Oct. 6.
Wythe County General District Court records show Alderman was convicted of a first offense of intoxicated driving in February 2003. He received a suspended 30-day jail sentence, had his operators license suspended for 12 months, was fined $350 and was ordered to attend the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP).
Alderman also has a number of other convictions in Wythe County courts, mostly during 2003. His convictions include two counts of possession of marijuana, refusal to take a blood-alcohol or breath test, three counts of defective equipment, having an expired rejection sticker, manufacturing controlled substances, at least four counts of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, speeding and eluding police.

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