Scott Shenk writes about transportation issues affecting Fredericksburg-area residents.
Man wanted in moped crash arrested
The man who was wanted in the July moped crash in Fredericksburg has been arrested, according to Natatia Bledsoe with the Fredericksburg Police Department. (Click here for the story.)
After a tip came in, Thomas William Johnson was found and arrested at the Howard Johnson Inn on U.S. 17 at about 7 a.m. Friday, said Bill Kennedy with the Stafford Sheriff’s Office.
Johnson faces charges of hit and run, reckless driving and driving with a revoked license. He also was charged with a probation violation. Johnson had previous convictions for DUI and assault.
He is in the Rappahannock Regional Jail with no bond.
Police had been looking for the 42-year-old man since he disappeared following a July 29 incident in which they say he ran a moped into a woman in a crosswalk on Princess Anne Street. She had to be treated for her injuries at Mary Washington Hospital.
Police said Johnson left the scene of the crash. He was arrested later that night and taken to the hospital for injuries. After spending three days at the hospital, he was discharged and vanished. Police had been checking on him and thought they would be notified when Johnson was ready to be released, Bledsoe said.
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