Search warrant: Alcohol found in wreckage

Published 11:02 pm Friday, March 11, 2011

Two bottles of alcohol were found in the wreckage of a fatal accident Sunday morning, according to a search warrant filed this week in Suffolk Circuit Court.

Hollyann Heinrich, 23, of Waverly, died after being ejected from a white 2005 Chevrolet pickup. Other occupants of the vehicle, William Davis, 26, and Dustin Bishop, 23, were injured.

Investigators found a Bud Light beer bottle and a Henry McKenna liquor bottle in the truck while executing the search warrant.

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The crash occurred in the 400 block of Glen Haven Drive about 1:41 a.m. Sunday. Glen Haven Drive runs from the village of Holland to the border between Isle of Wight County and Suffolk.

In addition to seeking evidence of alcohol in the vehicle, officials were looking for evidence that will tell them who was driving at the time of the crash. Police believe Davis was the driver, according to city spokeswoman Debbie George.

However, according to the search warrant, he has “recanted his earlier statements of driving and said that he was not driving and is unaware of who was driving at the time of the crash.”

In addition to the alcohol bottles, investigators took swabs from the steering wheel, all of the headrests from the seats and the car’s electronic data recorder. They also sought evidence of any vehicle malfunction that may have led to the crash.

Several bottles of Bud Light also were strewn about the scene of the wreck, the search warrant stated.