Archive for May 12th, 2009
State Senator Creigh Deeds, one of the three candidates vying for the democratic nomination of governor of Virginia, was involved in what his campaign calls a “minor” car accident. Saturday evening, Deeds was traveling on Route 22 between Mineral and Louisa when he rear-ended another vehicle carrying 2 passengers.
Deeds was issued a ticket by the Louisa County Sheriff’s for “following too close”. The ticket came with a $30 fine.
The two passengers that were in the car that Deeds hit were treated for minor injuries at a Charlottesville-area hospital, but were released that evening.
Deeds was not injured. He was by himself, en route back to Bath County to celebrate Mother’s Day.
According to Deeds Campaign Communications Director Brooke Borkenhagen, alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The candidate is known as a road warrior, traveling miles and miles of Virginia highways by himself. He often updates his twitter page with the music he is listening to during his trips.
Interestingly, May 9th the day of the accident, was the same day Deeds pulled off a major upset by winning the 10th Congressional District straw poll, by a wide margin.