DUI suspect maims two Filipina students in Virginia Beach crash

/ 08:34 PM June 21, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Two young Filipina students were nearly killed in a terrible crash caused by a suspected drunk driver.

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Veronica Cabal and Michaela Pavico came to the United States in March 2017 to work in hotels as international students.

On Mother’s Day, May 14 both were hit by a car driven by Andrea Dejesus (not a Filipino). Andrea Dejesus was arrested for a DUI and two counts of maiming.

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The records state an officer was in the process of pulling over a car when he saw “a person laying in the road and the 2002 Nissan dragging a bicycle.”

Dejesus’ blood alcohol was allegedly .26 and that she was going 10 miles over the speed limit.

Cabal suffered brain injuries. She and Pavico are now bound to wheelchairs and have a long road to recovery requiring physical therapy.

The Filipino community in Virginia Beach is helping the two women and their families with a place to live. Supporters are also raising funds to help pay for their medical bills and tickets back home.

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