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City motorist accused of driving into fireman
BY KEITH EPPS
THE FREE LANCE-STAR
A Fredericksburg man was arrested early Saturday after he backed into a firefighter in Stafford County and drove away without stopping, police said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the incident occurred at 3:43 a.m. on Garrison Woods Drive in North Stafford.
Medical workers were dealing with a patient when a vehicle backed out of a parking space and struck a firefighter in the knee. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses at the scene tried to stop the driver, but he drove away, Kennedy said. Witnesses got the license number and a description of the driver and called the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Greg Haney spotted the vehicle a short time later near Brafferton Boulevard and pulled it over. A fire department vehicle was following the vehicle when it was stopped.
Kennedy said the driver told Haney he had gone to Garrison Woods to drop off a friend.
Jerrel Cox, 21, was charged with felony hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404