National Ice Cream day occurs on the third Sunday of every July. Americans have celebrated the day — and the tasty frozen treat — since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan signed a measure declaring the holiday. Unfortunately, it appears that last Sunday, a Virginia Beach ice cream truck driver took her celebrations too far by attempting to drive her ice cream truck while inebriated.
According to Virginia Beach police, the 35-year-old woman was charged with DWI in addition to three counts of hit-and-run. The woman was driving her vehicle through Virginia beach at approximately 6:30 p.m., on National Ice Cream Day when she struck a vehicle and injured the three people inside it.
Emergency responders rushed the crash victims to a nearby hospital. Upon information and belief, none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries. Hopefully, the victims of the crash received a bit of ice cream at some point in the day from the hospital to help cheer them up after this tragic event.
Clearly, the driver of the ice cream truck had far too much alcohol than she could handle. She will now face serious criminal charges in court that could — depending on the facts of the case — lead to her liability to pay for the victims she hurt. She may also face criminal consequences if prosecutors convict her of intoxicated driving.
Were you or a loved one hurt by an intoxicated commercial vehicle driver? You may want to determine whether you can pursue a legal claim to hold the drunk diver financially responsible to pay for your medical care and other damages.