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Police: Henrico mom was more than two times over the limit before fiery crash

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - The woman arrested for her role in a fiery Friday night crash in Henrico's East End was granted bond during a hearing on Tuesday. Evon Nichole Holloway, 28, is charged with her second DUI in five years.

Holloway caused the three-vehicle crash that resulted in a utility pole falling onto one car and catching it on fire, police said. Officers, who would not release details into what led up to the crash, said Holloway's blood alcohol content was .20.  That is more than two times the legal limit (.08) in Virginia.

The crash closed the area around Laburnum Avenue and Nine Mile Road for more than 12 hours as crews cleaned up the mess and restored power to the area.

Evon Holloway (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Evon Holloway (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Some of Holloway's neighbors said they were shocked to hear about the crash and her arrest. They called the situation out of character for her and called her a "good mom" of two young girls.

Holloway's next court date is scheduled for July.


  • JOE

    No WHERE in your story does it mention her kids being in the car with her? I do not condone drinking and driving but why do you say MOM why not just say woman?????????? I will tell you why you people have to dramatize everything. Just report the news , whats that I hear, just Walter Cronite spinning in his grave.

  • Ron Melancon

    Obvious she does not get it. What is going to happen now? Will she be allowed to drive a third time and will she be 3 times over the limit? What if her careless act hit a family instead of a light pole? She must have had alcohol for breakfast , lunch and then dinner to be that far wasted at 8:30 pm

  • Kim

    Obviously it wasn’t out of character if it was her second dui in five years. More like a relapse.

  • Jessica

    I don’t know why her children are being talked about does anyone find it dangerous to mention she has two young girls in this crazy world we live In. Drinking and driving is never ok but her children were not with her and I don’t feel like they should have been mentioned!

  • Mike

    DEVASTED BUSINESS FOR DAYS & STILL DOING SOO !!! Signed property manager !!! Computers still down, but excuses will still be made for this young lady !

  • Mrs. Terrisa Bryant/

    Who among you self righteous idiot’s can cast the first stone!!! She did not cause the accident!!! She was hit by a car and knocked into the pole. Drinking and driving is wrong, but you shouldn’t be so quick to judge. She is a very kind woman who takes care of everyone around her!!!! I hope justice will prevail and you idiots can focus your anger towards the drug dealers and murders!!! Or are they good for your businesses? I personally Thank God she is alive for her precious babies, we all make mistakes, she will be stronger and able to reach out and prevent others from making the same mistakes she made.

    • Linda

      This is her second offense and you people act like this woman is a saint!! It’s against the law and she knows right from wrong. That pole could have been a family and maybe just maybe a higher person was looking out for her or another person. You wanna drink, fine. Do it at home and with no kids around!!!

    • Concerned

      Actually they article said she DID cause the accident. If you want to be oh so forgiving go right ahead, I hope her 3rd DUI doesnt involve you or anybody else. Kind or not, she broke the law. She should be punished for putting other peoples lives in danger. Thank God nobody was killed, but next time she may not be so lucky. The issue is not whether or not shes a good person however she may a really bad decision.

  • tom

    she deserves a permanent loss of her driving license. she’s an alcoholic and needs help and to stay off the roads.

  • Shelly

    Whenwhite people do stuff, there is excuse after excuse. Black people do stuff and they get line after line of hateful comments.

  • NeNe

    Evon and I happen to be 1st cousins. I will state that she is an OUTSTANDING mother to her kids. Do I condone in drinking and driving.. No. But lets leave the children out of this. And lets not make it a black and white situation. Her mother is white and her father is black. The color of her skin does NOT determine the type of punishment she should receive. I pray for strength for her to get through this. Shes aware that she has made a terrible mistake. I hope this is a lesson learned for her and right or wrong I will stand by her through this. We all make mistakes and unfortunately for her.. as I stated.. this was a BIG one.

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