Woman charged with DUI after driving wrong way, hitting pedestrian leaving 96X Fest

Posted at 11:54 PM, Jun 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 17:50:12-04

Portsmouth, Va. - A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a car while attending a concert at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth on Thursday night.

The driver of that car has since been charged with DUI and Maiming.

Medics and officers working at the 96X Fest event alerted police of the crash around 10:15 p.m.

They say 27-year-old Olivia P. Langford of Williamsburg was driving a silver Honda when she went the wrong way as she turned from Court Street onto Bart Street towards the nTelos Pavilion.

She continued to drive the wrong way, struck a median at Crawford Circle and hit a 27-year-old woman who was walking away from the event.

The vehicle then crashed through the fencing at the pavilion and came to rest a short distance from the railing at the seawall.

The victim was taken to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital with serious injuries. She remains in the hospital at this time but is expected to make a full recovery. No other bystanders were injured.

Langford was not injured and an investigation for DUI began immediately. She was then turned over to the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office and charged with DUI and Maiming.

Langford is reportedly a graduate student at William & Mary studying law.

She's expected to be arraigned in Portsmouth General District Court next Friday.