BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Nearly nine months after a Bedford County crash sent a Virginia volunteer firefighter, his wife, and their baby to the hospital, a man was sentenced for multiple charges, including driving while intoxicated.

According to Virginia State Police, the wreck took place at approximately 9:38 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2021 along Route 122, about a quarter of a mile north of Joppa Mill Road.

Authorities say that a 1999 Ford F-150 was traveling south on Route 122 when it ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the centerline, and collided with a 2011 Jeep Patriot.

WFXR News previously reported that the driver of the Jeep — Nathan J. Everson Jr. of Farmville, a member of the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department — along with his wife, Megan K. Gary, and his infant daughter were injured and taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford — identified by officials as Brandon Wayne Bateman of Goodview — was also taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries from the crash, officials say.

According to Bedford County court records, Bateman pleaded no contest on March 15 to four charges in connection with the crash.

Then, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Bedford Circuit Court says Bateman was sentenced to a total of 22 years — with 14 years suspended — for the following charges:

  • DWI (fourth within 10 years): Sentenced to one year
  • Maiming: Sentenced to 10 years with seven years suspended, for a total of three years
  • Maiming: Sentenced to 10 years with seven years suspended, for a total of three years
  • Driving with a revoked license (DUI related): Sentenced to one year

After spending eight years in prison, Bateman will spend at least five years under supervised probation, officials say. On top of that, his license has been suspended indefinitely and he has to pay $10,000 in restitution