RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A jury recently made the state pay up because a former ABC agent was drunk and crashed into another driver.
Sitting at a stop light on Route 29 in Albemarle County, Marine Jonathan Lippert suddenly heard a siren and saw flashing emergency lights in his rear view mirror. Before he knew it, a car had slammed into his truck.
My guy was stopped at a red light," said Lippert's attorney John Ayers. "I mean, he just ran right into the back of him. When he gets out of the vehicle, he goes back to see the cop that's back there and he smells a strong odor of alcohol and knows immediately that this guy's drunk."
This summer, ABC agents terrified and arrested a 20-year-old woman from Henrico County after mistaking a case of sparkling water for beer. The charges were almost immediately dropped, and the ABC has since apologized and changed its policies.