VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The hearing for Melissa Hancock, a former reality TV star, has been continued.
Hancock was expected to plead guilty to a DUI charge in court Wednesday. This is because she hasn’t been served on the charge yet. Since she was arrested by state police, a trooper must bring paperwork to the sheriff’s office so a deputy can serve her the charge.
In May, Hancock, who was in Lifetime’s Little Women: Atlanta, pleaded guilty on involuntary manslaughter, driving the wrong way and failure to obey highway sign. Due to a clerical error, she did not enter a guilty plea to the DUI charge she had against her. That charge is will bring her back to court.
Last November, Virginia State Police said Melissa Hancock was driving a 2011 Cadillac westbound on I-264 in the eastbound lanes when she hit a 2009 Mazda driven by 29-year-old Daniel Dill.
Dill was taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital where he died from his injuries the following day.
Eventually, she was given a bond but it was revoked in December.
Hancock’s attorney said she suffered severe injuries during the crash, saying she needs 24/7 care. She was limping and using a walker in when she faced a judge in December. The judge said his biggest concern was about how the jail would handle her injuries. He called it an unusual case but still revoked the bond.