Driver in Aquia Crash to go to Trial Tuesday
By KJ MUSHUNG
STAFFORD, Va. — Daniel Ringler, 19, the driver of the Toyota Scion that crashed last July while carrying three teenagers, is due to go to trial Tuesday, March 5 in Stafford County General District Court. He is charged with reckless driving, underage possession of alcohol, driving while intoxicated with a minor in the car and driving after illegal consumption of alcohol, which are all misdemeanors.
On Feb. 6, Ringler was also charged with failing to comply with the court’s pretrial conditions.
Ringler was living in Aquia Harbour at the time of the accident. However, that house on Blackbeard Drive has appeared to be unoccupied for months now.
Ringler attended Brooke Point High School in Stafford. His Facebook page says he works at Jiffy Lube.
Two females, ages 16 and 18, were ejected from the car at the time of the crash and seriously injured. A 17-year-old male passenger was also injured after he became trapped inside vehicle. Ringler sustained injuries as well and appeared at his arraignment last autumn with his arm in a sling.