Two Members Of Ralph Stanley's Band Injured by Illegal Alien

by Lewis Loflin

Two members of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys bluegrass band were injured in a car wreck early Monday morning near Snow Camp, North Carolina. Stanley's grandson, Nathan Stanley, who plays mandolin in the band, sustained two broken legs. Dewey Brown, the band's fiddler, had facial injuries but no broken bones. Brown's wife, Leslie, was also injured. She and Stanley were airlifted to Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, where they remained yesterday. According to guitarist and road manager James Alan Shelton, the car in which Stanley and Brown were riding was rear-ended by a drunk driver.

The above are the dry details of the event according to a country music association blog. The story is much bigger than this. The "drunk driver" was 25-year-old Alejandro Perez Sosa, and according to unconfirmed sources, was another illegal alien with no driver's license and no insurgence. He was charged with hit and run for leaving the scene of an accident, drunk driving, and speeding. (He was going 80 mph, the Browns 55.) The only reason he was caught was because off-duty Alamance County Sheriff's deputy saw the damage to the 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Sosa was driving and followed him. To quote,

"He (the deputy who was unaware at the time of the accident) followed the Camaro in his personal vehicle until it came to a stop at a home on Leslie Drive in Graham. Graham police responded to the scene and helped apprehend the driver, 25-year-old Alejandro Perez Sosa...He was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run; drunken driving with a blood alcohol level of .14, which is above the legal limit of .08; speeding; and reckless driving. He was taken to the Alamance County jail, where he was being held under a $9,000 bond."

$9000 bond for all of this? I'm sure Sosa will pay for the massive medical expenses he cost the victims (he was uninjured by the way) and the destruction of a brand new Nissan Murano. He slammed the car into a boulder in a creek bed, which then landed in 4 feet of water. While the driver Dewey Brown of the bluegrass band The Clinch Mountain Boys suffered minor injuries, the story for his passengers was serious.

His pregnant wife Leslie, who attended high school in Abingdon, Virginia near my home, was left with a broken femur and serious shoulder injuries. 16-year-old Nathan Brown, the grandson of country music legend Ralph Stanley, suffered two broken legs. Both had to be air-lifted to a local hospital. The Bristol Herald Courier (June 24, 2009) reports the family is worried about the baby. If the baby dies will Sosa be charged in that as well? I forgot, an unborn baby is not human.

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