Husband Faces Additional Charges

In Drunk Driving Death of Wife

October 11, 2019 - 2:48 pm

(Chesterfield Police)


Richmond, Va. ( - Chesterfield Police have brought additional charges against a 62-year old man, accused in the drunk driving death of his wife last weekend.  Samuel Blair, of Leafield Drive, has been charged DUI- involuntary manslaughter and maiming as a result of driving while intoxicated.  His wife, Cynthia Blair, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene on Route 288 Saturday night.

Blair already faced a DWI charge.  Police say he drove east in the westbound lanes of Midlothian Turnpike, then into the median, and went airborne onto Route 288.  A third passenger was also injured in the accident.

Police say they are talking to restuarant at Watkins Center nearby to see who served Blair.