Author Donovan James Webster Facing DUI Charges after Fatal Accident

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Monday, August 18th, 2014 Category Uncategorized

Donovan James Webster

An esteemed author could be facing serious charges after being involved in a fatal DUI accident on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Author and journalist Donovan James Webster was involved in a wreck in Afton, Virginia, a town just outside of Charlottesville. The wreck included two vehicles and a tractor trailer. The incident look the life of 75-year-old Waynesboro native, Wayne Thomas White.

Webster was arrested for driving under the influence and is currently in jail without bond. The Albemarle County Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the crash that could result in additional charges for Webster.

Webster currently resides in Charlottesville and previously served as the senior editor for ‘Outside’ magazine and ‘The Virginia Quarterly Review’. His writing has appeared in ‘The New Yorker’, ‘National Geographic’ and various other magazines.

Webster is also the author of several books including ‘Meeting the Family: One Man’s Journey Through His Human Ancestry’, ‘The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II’ and ‘Aftermath: The Remnants of War’. Webster was awarded the Gelber Prize in 1997 for his writing on international issues.

A world traveler, Webster’s work served as the basis for two documentaries including 2007‘s ‘Running the Sahara’, narrating by Matt Damon. ‘Amazon Gold’ was another documentary based on his travels that featured narration from Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock. Webster’s travels took him all over the world including France, Russia, Vietnam and Kuwait.

Webster is a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. A hearing is scheduled for October.

Source: ABC News

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