Hit-and-Run Moves Forward

Hit-and-Run Moves Forward

Although some of Raleigh Lee Gregory's charges were dropped in court last week, two of the most serious ones have been sent to the grand jury. Gregory, 39, caught the eye of Fairfax County police, April 29, around 5 p.m., when he allegedly drove on the shoulder of Route 28 south, near Braddock Road, "at high speed."

A police officer from the Sully District Station tried to make a traffic stop of Gregory but, said police, he reportedly sped off and attempted to turn onto Braddock, "causing a five-car crash resulting in injury."

Police said he then fled from his car and tried to run away, but more officers arrived and took him into custody. Police charged Gregory, of 11009 Blake Lane in Bealeton, with felony hit-and-run, felony speeding to elude, felony operating a vehicle by a habitual offender, possession of marijuana and reckless driving.

Last Wednesday, Aug. 25, in General District Court, the latter three charges against him were dropped. But Judge Robert Smith certified the hit-and-run and eluding charges to the next grand jury for possible indictment.

<tgl> — Bonnie Hobbs