Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Drunk driver who struck cyclist on W&OD Trail released on bondAccording to the Post, Mehak Chopra, the drunk driver who severely injured a cyclist while driving on the W&OD Trail, was released on $10,000 bond today:
Chopra allegedly struck the 65-year-old cyclist from Vienna on Saturday night while traveling at a high rate of speed on the trail near Vienna. Police have said the cyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Chopra was charged with felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence and refusing a blood alcohol test. Her lawyer and family declined to comment Tuesday.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for August 13.
According to Fairfax District Court records, in October 2010 Ms. Chopra was cited for doing 72 mph in a 55 mph zone. She paid a fine and court costs of $164. In October 2012 she was cited for Failure to obey highway sign. She paid $92 in fines and court costs. To view information about these cases visit the General District Court online information page, accept the terms and conditions, select Court: Fairfax County General Court, and under Traffic/Criminal select Name Search.
We have still not determined the name of the injured cyclist or any information about his condition.