A Stafford man faces his eighth DUI charge after a crash

A Stafford man with seven DUI convictions faces an eighth charge in connection with a minor accident involving an ambulance on Tuesday night, police said.

Stafford Sheriff’s Maj. Shawn Kimmitz said Deputy SA Edwards responded to the area of ​​Warrenton and Poplar roads just before 9 p.m. in reference to a collision between a Fauquier County Ambulance and a Chevrolet Tahoe.

The driver of the Tahoe, who police said had an unrestrained 9-year-old child in the backseat, admitted to drinking beer before driving, and the deputy found four empty beer cans in the Tahoe. The deputy also discovered the driver’s DUI history and the fact that he did not have a driver’s license because of it.

Homer Calvin Maxey, 68, was charged with DUI (third in 10 years), child endangerment, driving without a license, driving while license revoked for DUI and driving with a child unrestrained in vehicle.

Maxey was booked into Rappahannock Regional Jail. The child was not injured and was released to a family member.