Not all would-be drivers ace their road tests on the first try. But Nita Sureka hit a brick wall in her quest to obtain a driver's license...
Not all would-be drivers ace their road tests on the first try. But Nita Sureka hit a brick wall in her quest to obtain a driver’s license.
Sureka was demonstrating her parking prowess when she drove her 2000 Volkswagen Jetta into the side of the Department of Motor Vehicles service center in Leesburg, Va., putting a gash in the wall.
The incident Saturday forced the center to close.
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For Sureka, 28, a financial consultant from Ashburn, Va., flunking her first driving test could be the least of her worries. Leesburg police charged her with reckless driving.
“That’s Virginia Code 46.2-852,” police spokesman Jeffrey Dube said.
It’s possible Sureka was more nervous than reckless, but that’s for a judge to decide, Dube said.
A woman who identified herself as Sureka’s sister said the accident was just that — an accident. “Reckless driving? She wasn’t even driving,” the woman said by phone.
So how close did she come to passing the test?
“I can’t give you driver information,” DMV spokeswoman Melanie Stokes said. “That’s Virginia Code 46.2-208.”