A Christiansburg man is accused of driving under the influence of drugs in an accident that injured a U.S. Postal Service employee and damaged a restaurant.
28-year-old Christopher Lee Brumfield has been charged with driving under the influence of narcotics, failure to drive on the right side of the highway, and not wearing a seat belt.
The accident happened around 5:20 p.m. on Cambria Street in Christiansburg. The work van Brumfield was driving hit a U.S. Postal service truck, causing it to flip on its side, according to police. Brumfield’s van then went through a private yard and fence before running into Amelia’s Restaurant.
The driver of the postal truck was taken to LewisGale Montgomery Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Brumfield was treated and released from the hospital. No one was hurt inside of Amelia’s Restaurant.
The damage to the restaurant is estimated at $5,000, while the damage to the private yard is estimated at $1,200. A building instructor determined that the accident didn’t damage the structural integrity of Amelia’s, so the restaurant will be allowed to stay open.