Driver Charged with DUI in Rt. 7 Crash

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a Clifton man with DUI following a head-on crash on Rt. 7 on Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 4 p.m. deputies were called to a two vehicle crash on Rt. 7 between Rt. 9 and Rt. 704 near Hamilton.

The preliminary investigation determined the driver of a 2002 Volkswagen Passat was traveling westbound on Rt. 7 when the vehicle left the roadway and traveled across the median and a 1999 Ford van in the eastbound lanes.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Marcus R. Delaney, 25, of Clifton, was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of injuries described as serious but non-life-threatening. Delaney also was issued a summons at the hospital for DUI—second offense in five years. He remained hospitalized on Friday.

The driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Cornwall Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital where he was later released. A passenger in the Volkswagen sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Lansdowne Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital where he was later released.

One thought on “Driver Charged with DUI in Rt. 7 Crash

  • 2017-07-16 at 7:07 pm

    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).


    Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016, July 25). Fact sheets: Alcohol use and your health. Retrieved from

    Ingraham, C. (2014, September 25). Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. Washington Post. Retrieved from

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