Updated: Leesburg Woman Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Rt. 28       

An early morning crash Tuesday, Feb. 21 on Rt. 28 near Dulles Airport left one woman dead and a man behind bars on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 2 a.m. just south of the Dulles Toll Road interchange when a northbound Jeep crossed the median and struck a concreate barrier and overturned.

Two passengers were thrown from the Jeep Wrangler. Gabrielle M. Perry, 22, of Leesburg, died at the scene. The other passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A third passenger escaped injury.

The driver, Andre M. Glenn, 26, of Sterling, was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license.

The northbound lanes of Rt. 28 were closed for about five hours during the investigation and clean up.

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  • 2017-02-23 at 5:47 pm
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    Alcohol is far from the harmless thing that people pretend it is. In the United States ten percent—”24 million adults over age 18—consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week” (Ingraham, 2014, para. 3).

    Profoundly addicted, these Americans are drinking well over half of the alcohol.

    Like the tobacco industry, the alcoholic beverage industry depends on addiction.

    Apart from horrific and untimely death in car collisions, alcohol is one of the top causes of preventable death, behind only tobacco—which itself causes one of every five deaths in the United States and one of every ten around the world—medical errors, and obesity/overweight:

    “Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years [emphasis added]. Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2010 were estimated at $249 billion, or $2.05 a drink” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016, para. 1).

    References

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016, July 25). Fact sheets: Alcohol use and your health. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm

    Ingraham, C. (2014, September 25). Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/09/25/think-you-drink-a-lot-this-chart-will-tell-you/

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