Car Crash Lands One in Hospital and One in Jail

Saturday, December 01, 2018

On December 1, 2018 at approximately 1:55p.m., Emergency Communications received a call of a serious accident in the 3200 block of Edinburgh Drive.  ​A vehicle traveling eastbound on Edinburgh Drive, operated by Richard L. Buckhout Jr., struck a parked vehicle with an adult female exiting the parked vehicle.  The adult female suffered significant injuries and was transported by Emergency Services Personnel to a local hospital.  At this time, the patient remains in critical condition. 

During the course of the investigation, Richard L. Buckhout Jr., age 28, of Virginia Beach, was placed in Police custody, transported to the Magistrate's Office and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Maiming as a result of Driving Under the Influence, Possession of a Schedule IV Substance and two traffic violations: State Inspection Required and No Liability Insurance.  Currently, Richard L. Buckhout Jr. is held at the Virginia Beach Correctional Facility under a NO BOND status.  

At this time, there is no additional information available.  

This case remains under investigation by the Virginia Beach Police Department, Special Operations - Fatal Crash Team.  ​

MPO Patrick Kane

Virginia Beach Police Department

Public Affairs Office

2509 Princess Anne Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456