Tennessee Woman Gets $9M in Drunk Driving Suit

June 25, 2012

A Hamilton County, Tenn., woman has been awarded $9.25 million in damages after she was injured by a drunk driver in 2008.

In a phone interview Thursday with The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Jessica Volz said she doesn’t think she’ll ever see a penny of the damages, but she wants the verdict to serve as a warning against drinking and driving.

On Tuesday, a Hamilton County Circuit Court jury awarded her $350,000 in past damages, $150,000 in future damages and $8.75 million in punitive damages in her civil lawsuit against Kevin Davis.

Davis pleaded guilty to vehicular assault and received a four-year sentence for crashing head first in to Volz’s car on Nov. 25, 2008.

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