David Earl Fleming, a Fairfax County man convicted of six drunken driving offenses and one count of second-degree murder in a 1983 car crash, has been sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a drunken driving incident in November.
U.S. District Judge James Cacheris last week sentenced Fleming, 60, to two years in prison for defying a 1984 court order that forbade him ever to drive. Last month, Fleming was sentenced to six months in prison for driving while intoxicated and another six months for driving on a revoked license. The three terms are to run consecutively.
On Nov. 19, Fleming was charged with driving while intoxicated after a minor accident on the George Washington Memorial Parkway near Mount Vernon. Fleming's car crossed the road's center line and struck another vehicle, but no one was hurt.
In 1983, Fleming killed a Fairfax County mother of 11 while driving 80 miles per hour on the wrong side of the parkway. At the time of the crash, Fleming's blood alcohol level was three times the minimum required for a drunken driving conviction. Fleming has been convicted of drunken driving six times.
Although Fleming was barred from driving after the fatal crash, an administrative error enabled him to get a Virginia driver's license in June. Law enforcement officials did not notice the mistake until a week after Fleming was involved in the Nov. 19 collision.