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Posted on: June 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Driver Charged Following Serious Vehicle Accident

Emilio Riveria Soto

On June 1st, 2017 at approximately 10:34 PM, Newport News Communications received a report of an accident on the Bland Boulevard Overpass. The accident involved a 2010 Toyota Camry and a moped. Officers arrived on scene and located the driver of the moped, a 20-year-old Newport News man, suffering life threatening injuries. He was taken to a local hospital and then airlifted by Nightingale to another hospital for treatment. The driver of the Toyota Camry, 25-year-old Emilio Riveria Soto of the 400 block of Eureka Loop, was arrested and charged with DWI: 1st Offense and Assault: Maiming Another While DWI. Mr. Soto could be facing additional charges based on the moped rider’s injuries. The investigation into this incident remains ongoing by the Newport News Crash Team.

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