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Crash results in double DUI

A 2 a.m. car crash in Chantilly on March 5 saw two drivers arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Tall Cedars Parkway and Loudoun County Parkway at around 2 a.m. after hearing a loud crash. A car was traveling north on Loudoun County Parkway with the front end damage. Police stopped the car and the driver, Karin J. Keswani, 41, of Aldie was charged with a DUI, her second in five years.

The second car involved in the wreck was located in the area. The driver, Michael R. Johnson, 34, of Stone Ridge, was charged with his second DUI in five years, as well as hit and run.

Keswani was released on a personal recognizance bond and Johnson was released on a $3,000 bond.


@cags73, seeing that the guy already had a DUI, means he didn’t learn his lesson. And I’d suspect that both have driven drunk often but just didn’t get caught. Usually these knuckheads don’t learn until they kill someone.

I think that both of you have understandably vehement sentiments about the crash, and I’d agree with you that both ere extremely fortunate that they hit each other and did little damage.  The potential consequences of drinking and driving are horrific.

Thankfully, however, the three of us are neither judges nor elected officials.  Certainly the two will have their hands full with legal issues in the coming years, and will both be walking most of the time that they have to go somewhere.  Our hope ought to be, frankly, that they make the effort to figure out how they got to this point, and be clear in their own minds just how fortunate they really are.

They will hopefully practice some gratitude and seek some support for what seems to me to be an issue with drinking and decision-making.

@myownsense, I agree. I’m just glad these two drunks ran into each other and were caught on a night when they shouldn’t of been driving so they should lose their license and never drive again…..

Two questions/comments:

1. If driver #1 also left the scene of the accident (the article says she was traveling north on Loudoun County Parkway when stopped by police) why wasn’t she also charged with leaving the scene of the accident - like driver #2?

2. Isn’t it fortuitous that two alleged habitual drunk drivers managed to find and meet each other at 2:00 AM? If found guilty, I hope the judge throws the book at both of them, equally. Neither should be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle for a very long time, if ever again.

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