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Man charged in wild Fredericksburg ride
By KEITH EPPS
A man accused of striking three vehicles, a fence and a street sign before abandoning his car in the front yard of a Fredericksburg home has been charged with multiple offenses, Fredericksburg police said.
David Northcott, 28, was arrested Thursday after he showed up at a towing lot in an attempt to retrieve his gold Camry, city police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said.
He was charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving, destroying a highway sign and three counts of failing to report an accident.
The charges stem from an Aug. 18 incident in which a Camry left the Colonial Tavern parking lot on Lafayette Boulevard shortly after midnight and hit a truck near the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard and Kenmore Avenue, police said.
The Camry driver then ran over a sign in a traffic island before speeding away on Kenmore Avenue, police said.
While police were discussing the incident with the truck driver, police got a report that the same Camry had just struck two parked vehicles and a fence on Franklin Street.
A man and a woman were seen getting out of the vehicle and fleeing on foot.
A police dog from the Stafford Sheriff’s Office later tracked a scent from Franklin Street to a home on Sunken Road. The home is Northcott’s residence, police said.
Bledsoe said police have also identified the 41-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle. Bledsoe said she cooperated in the investigation and was not charged.