(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- A jury has awarded $9.25 million to the victim of a drunk-driving collision, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.
The Hamilton County Circuit Court jury ruled Tuesday to award $350,000 in past damages, $150,000 in future damages and $8.75 million in punitive damages to Jessica Voz in the civil lawsuit against Kevin Davis. Volz's attorney Morgan Adams said the ruling was the largest drunk driving verdict that the state has seen.
Volz suffers from foot problems after numerous surgeries and physical therapy as a result of the 2008 accident with Davis, who reportedly passed and drove into oncomimg traffic while intoxicated and struck Volz's vehicle.
Court records show Davis had two prior DUI charges. He pleaded guilty in 2009 to vehicular assault and received a four-year sentence, the paper says.
Davis has 30 days to file a notice of appeal to Tuesday's ruling.
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