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Police probe wild ride through downtown Fredericksburg
By KEITH EPPS
A driver struck three vehicles, a fence and a street sign before abandoning a vehicle in the front yard of a home on Franklin Street in downtown Fredericksburg early Sunday, police said.
City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident began about 12:15 a.m. when a gold Camry came out of the Colonial Tavern parking lot in the 400 block of Lafayette Boulevard and struck a moving truck near the intersection of Lafayette and Kenmore Avenue.
After hitting the truck, the Camry ran over a sign in a traffic island and got hung up momentarily before speeding away on Kenmore Avenue. The truck driver, a 21-year-old Spotsylvania County man, called police with a partial license plate number and a description of the vehicle.
While an officer was taking that report, police got a call from another witness who said a gold Camry had just struck two parked vehicles and hit a fence in the 1400 block of Franklin Street. The car ended up in the front yard of 1416 Franklin, where a witness saw a male and a female get out and flee on foot, Bledsoe said.
A police dog from the Stafford Sheriff’s Office was brought to the scene and tracked a scent from Franklin Street to a home on Sunken Road, where the registered owner of the vehicle lives. Police later towed the car from the scene.
Bledsoe said police have identified possible suspects but no arrest had been made as of Monday.