Suspect Arrested In Hit and Run

Suspect Arrested In Hit and Run

The Arlington County Police Department has taken into custody and charged a 39-year-old Fairfax woman, following a Jan. 27 accident in the 3600 block of Columbia Pike. The woman was denied bond and is currently being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility. She has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding, malicious wounding, two counts of hit and run and driving on a suspended license.

At approximately 4:44 p.m., the suspect struck a male victim with her vehicle in a parking lot, knocking him to the ground. Witnesses attempted to prevent her from driving away from the scene as the victim lay on the ground in front of her Toyota Highlander. According to police, after ignoring their requests to stop, she proceeded forward over top of the victim and fled the scene.

Emergency personnel transported the victim, a 40 year-old Stafford man, to George Washington Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he remains in critical condition.

The U.S, Marshal Service, Fairfax City Police Department and Fairfax County Police Department assisted Arlington County officers in taking the female suspect into custody this morning. The vehicle was recovered outside of the suspect’s residence