Local Digest

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Woman indicted in fatal DWI crash

A D.C. grand jury has indicted a Mitchellville woman on charges of involuntary manslaughter in a drunken-driving accident in September in Adams Morgan that killed one woman and left another severely injured, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday.

Chamica Adams, 24, was also indicted on charges of aggravated assault, driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol.

She was arrested Sept. 8 after the 2007 Dodge Charger she was driving struck two women. Julia Bachleitner, 26, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, died of her injuries six days later.

Authorities said Adams had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit for driving in the District.

- Keith L. Alexander

Barry's car stolen - and recovered

D.C. Council member Marion Barry's car was stolen this weekend but was recovered by city police on Tuesday, officials said.

Barry's silver 2002 Jaguar was taken Saturday morning near the Patricia R. Harris education center in the 4600 block of Livingston Road SE between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m., police said. An authority said the keys had been left in the ignition.

Officers recovered the vehicle in the 4000 block of Third Street SE, said Cmdr. Joel Maupin, head of the 7th Police District. And Barry has his car back.

No arrests have been made, Maupin said.

- Clarence Williams


Cuccinelli appeals ruling on subpoena

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has appealed a judge's September decision setting aside a civil subpoena he served at the University of Virginia, seeking documents related to the work of a former university climate scientist.

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