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Injury, damages caused by alleged ‘drugged’ driver

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

CHRISTIANSBURG – Police say a Christiansburg man allegedly driving “under the influence of narcotics” injured a motorist and damaged a restaurant Friday.

According to a press released from Christiansburg spokeswoman Becky Wilburn, 28-year-old Christopher Lee Brumfield was driving a Chevrolet work van east on Cambria Street when the van crossed into oncoming traffic around 5:20 p.m. The van struck a U.S. Postal Service truck, then traveled through a residential yard and privacy fence before hitting the west side of Amelia’s Restaurant.

The postal truck struck a curb and turned onto its side. The truck’s driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery.

Brumfield is charged with driving under the influence of narcotics (DUID), failure to drive on the right side of the highway and failure to wear a seat belt.

Wilburn said Brumfield was later treated at the hospital and released. No patrons in the restaurant reported injuries. The structure was deemed safe for reopening.

Damage to Amelia’s was estimated at $5,000. The residential yard sustained about $1,200 in damage.