News: Woman pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed man in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – A woman has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a fatal accident in Richmond last February, WWBT reports.

Police said Anthoneya A. Hodges was driving a Nissan Kicks on Midlothian Turnpike on Valentine’s Day when she went through a red light at the intersection of Broad Rock Boulevard and struck a GMC Suburban. The driver of the Suburban, Rakeem Bland, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a father of five.

Hodges, a former Richmond teacher, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter DUI.  Investigators said she performed poorly on field sobriety tests conducted after the crash and showed other indications of alcohol use.  Hodges will be sentenced on February 12, 2021.

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