Pedestrian struck on Choptank Road in Stafford. Driver charged with DUI

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Police and Fire

From the Stafford Sheriff’s Office:

A Woodbridge woman was jailed after a serious accident in Vista Woods subdivision Saturday evening.
On December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. deputies responded to a pedestrian struck accident in the 100 block of Choptank Road. The incident is still under investigation, but the initial investigation revealed a 2000 Dodge Durango driven by Melissa Jones, 43, struck a teenage juvenile walking in the area.
Deputy E.E. West responded to the scene and arrested Jones for DUI. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit had been assisting Fredericksburg City Police with the Christmas Parade. The unit was able to break free from the detail and responded to conduct accident reconstruction. The juvenile was flown to Fairfax Hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.
Jones was charged with DUI, maiming while DUI and drinking while driving. She was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Deputy R.A Weatherholtz at 540-658-4400.

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