Local law student gets jail time for DUI crash

Olivia Langford, photo courtesy Portsmouth Police.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A local law student will spend some time in jail for hitting a concertgoer with her car in Portsmouth.

You may remember the scene outside 96X Fest at nTelos Wireless Pavilion last summer. That’s when police say 24-year-old Olivia Langford was driving a Honda toward the concert venue in oncoming traffic. She hit Cynthia Bell, of Chesapeake, who was walking away from the event, then hit a median and crashed into the fence on the pavilion property.

Bell suffered broken bones, permanent nerve damage and post traumatic stress disorder.

On Tuesday, a judge found Langford guilty of DUI and Maiming. She will have to serve seven months of a six-year prison sentence.

Langford was not hurt in the crash. At the time, she was a student at the College of William & Mary and an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newport News.

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