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Police: 2 charged in DUI-related crash in Fredericksburg
By KEITH EPPS
A Fredericksburg woman was arrested Sunday night after she tried to take the blame for her husband following a crash that knocked a parked vehicle into a building, police said.
City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Princess Anne Street.
Responding officers found a Chevrolet van against a wall at 1505 Princess Anne St. and a Ford Explorer against a building at 1503.
Both the Explorer and the building were unoccupied, Bledsoe said, and the Explorer had been moved several feet by the impact.
Sue McManious, 47, told police she had been driving the van and she was being investigated for a possible driving under the influence charge when a witness informed officers that a man had been driving.
The man, 45-year-old Timothy McManious, was taken to Mary Washington Hospital with significant injuries, police said. He was placed in intensive care.
Warrants were obtained charging Timothy McManious with DUI, driving while revoked and reckless driving. His wife was charged with public intoxication and obstruction of justice and was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under a $1,500 bond.
Police estimated the damage at $20,000.