A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug in connection with a collision that left more than a dozen people injured near a downtown nightclub on New Year’s Day, the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office announced yesterday.
Malik Lloyd of the District yesterday entered the guilty plea for three counts of assault with significant bodily injury, one count of destruction of property and one count of DUI in the crash outside Barcode at 17th and L streets NW.
Lloyd was driving a Chrysler 200 on 17th Street NW when he hit another car about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, prosecutors said. He then drove away and traveled to L Street NW, where he crashed on the sidewalk in front of the club.
By the time Lloyd’s car stopped, his vehicle or debris from the collision had injured 13 bystanders, at least three of whom sustained significant injuries. He also struck a tree box, a tree and a light pole.
Lloyd told police he had two glasses of champagne and smoked marijuana before the crash. The concentration of alcohol in his blood was 0.20 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, which is above the legal limit in D.C. A blood test also showed he had cannabis in his system.
His sentencing is scheduled for May 25 in D.C. Superior Court.
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