Star of 'Little Women' TV show was drunk in crash that killed designated driver, cops say

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 04:27:08 AM. Melissa Ann Hancock was driving the wrong way on a Virginia highway when she collided with a car driven by a former New Jersey resident.
The woman charged in a fatal drunk driving wreck that killed a former New Jersey resident told police she had consumed two to four mixed drinks prior to the crash, according to court documents. Melissa Ann Hancock, 25, of Virginia Beach, was driving the wrong way on a highway around 2 a.m. Nov. 4 when her vehicle collided head-on with a car driven by Daniel C. Dill. Dill, 29, of Portsmouth, Virginia, died a day later at a Virginia hospital. Hancock, who appeared on the reality TV series Little Women: Atlanta, had an open alcoholic beverage in her car and smelled of alcohol, police reported. Her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.112 percent. Anyone with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or above is considered intoxicated in Virginia. She is charged with assault/maiming while driving while intoxicated, and issued summonses for driving the wrong way and failure to obey a highway sign. The Commonwealth Attorney is reviewing the case for additional charges in light of Dill's death, officials confirmed. Hancock had only lived at her Virginia Beach address four weeks at the time of the accident and had been employed for three weeks as a saleswoman with insurance company GEICO, court records indicate. Her only prior criminal offense was a marijuana possession charge in 2013. She was released from jail Nov. 7 on $15,000 secured bond and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 4, 2018. While free, she must wear a mobile monitoring device that tracks her...Read more
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