Login | Register | Staff Directory | Advertise | Subscribe | About Us | Newspaper Locations
Welcome to Fauquier.com
Advanced Search


Culpeper woman charged with hit-and-run of town garbage truck

A 25-year-old Culpeper woman who allegedly struck a Town of Culpeper garbage truck and then drove away from the accident has been charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run.

Police also charged Marycielo Morales, of the 800 block of Sperryville Pike, with driving without an operator’s license.

The accident happened about 6:20 a.m. in the 300 block of North Main Street. The three-man town crew was picking up trash. A 1997 Toyota 4 Runner, also headed northbound, attempted to pass the stopped 2004 Freightliner garbage truck, but the right front of the SUV struck the left rear of the garbage truck, damaging one of the two emergency stop systems on the truck.

The driver with her two passengers drove down West Edmondson, abandoning the SUV in the Culpeper Star-Exponent’s rear parking lot.

Officer David Payne checked the registration of the unoccupied SUV, located the owner and determined who was driving.

The SUV sustained about $2,000 in damage and the trash truck had minor damage.

None of the town’s trash workers or two passengers in the SUV was injured.

Get Weekly Email News
More Local News

From pupil to president: Dale Douty made the connection

Forever in our hearts: Petersen Jewelers

Athlete of the Week: Kara Peters

Pepper’s Grill welcomes new chef

Walden Hall: Luxury bed and breakfast opens in Reva

Culpeper County School Board

Culpeper Town Concil

Stockholder presses for prosecution

Council committee votes to close street

Culpeper Town Council tweaks budget

Learn about the Mother of Mother’s Day at historic Salubria in Culpeper County

Home & Garden: Fertilizing? Know your nutrients


Stay
Connected


Follow Us
on Twitter


Like Us
on Facebook


Subscribe
via RSS


Join Our
Email List

Culpeper Guide