Virginia: Neil W. Lyness — drugs or booze in his system? Cops await lab tests for charges in fatal DUI crash that killed two

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From Pilot Online

Virginia Beach — 2013-10-01 — A man accused of crossing a median on Interstate 64 last week, causing a collision that killed a woman and her 12-year-old daughter, is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to court records reviewed Monday.

It’s unclear what substance Neil W. Lyness, 29, is accused of taking before the collision last Wednesday that killed Sandra Amaya, 31, and Sophia Lopez, 12. Virginia State Police, who investigated the crash near Indian River Road, refused to say whether they suspect Lyness of being drunk or under the influence of something else, such as prescription or illegal drugs. They were awaiting lab results, State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

Lyness’s arrest warrants did not specify. A court document used to determine bail said that after the collision, Lyness was incoherent at a hospital prior to being sedated. He’s being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

A little more than three weeks before the crash, a judge in Chesapeake convicted Lyness of inhaling drugs and ordered him to

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