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Man Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving in Death of WVU Student

Posted on April 20th, 2010 No Comments

An Oakton, Va., man pleaded guilty yesterday in court to driving under the influence during the events that led to the death of a 20-year-old Hagerstown student on the West Virginia University campus in Morgantown on February 27.

The 20-year-old student died from head trauma after jumping onto the bumper of the defendant’s car and then falling off. The 21-year-old defendant was sentenced to serve 24 hours of a 30-day jail sentence and placed on unsupervised probation for one year.

The next day would have been the student’s 21st birthday. He was studying industrial engineering at WVU.