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Virginia Lawmaker Gets Charged With Two Felonies


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A Virginia state lawmaker has been charged with two felonies after allegedly doing a hit-and-run.

Republican lawmaker Matt Fariss was charged after allegedly hitting a female acquaintance with his SUV and leaving the scene.

The woman suffered minor injuries and has since made a full recovery.

Fariss has claimed he is innocent.

Resist the Mainstream had more details to add:

Virginia State Police charged a Republican lawmaker with two felonies after allegedly striking a female acquaintance with his SUV March 2.

House of Delegates member Matt Fariss, 54, who has represented part of central Virginia for more than a decade, is charged with malicious wounding and being involved in a hit-and-run. He reportedly faces an additional misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.

A Virginia state lawmaker charged in what authorities are calling a hit-and-run swerved his SUV toward a woman after they argued, striking her and leaving her with minor injuries, according to police and allegations outlined in court documents.

Del. Matt Fariss, a 54-year-old Republican who has represented part of central Virginia in the House of Delegates for over a decade, faces two felony charges — malicious wounding and being involved in a hit-and-run — plus misdemeanor reckless driving.

According to a criminal complaint, the woman told police she was riding in a car with Fariss on Thursday when he passed a car at an “excessive speed” then blew out a tire.

She said he pulled into a church parking lot, where he became “irate” while talking on the phone with his son about a car jack.

As Fariss became increasingly aggressive, the woman said, she got out of the car and started walking up Route 501 to a cousin’s home nearby.

Fariss then began driving and yelling at her to get back in the car, according to the court documents.

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After she declined, Fariss made a 90-degree turn and struck the woman with his Chevrolet Tahoe, she alleges. She said she scampered away, fearing that he might shoot her.

The New York Post got the scoop too:

A Virginia state lawmaker charged in what authorities are calling a hit-and-run swerved his SUV toward a woman after they argued, striking her and leaving her with minor injuries, according to police and allegations outlined in court documents.

Del. Matt Fariss, a 54-year-old Republican who has represented part of central Virginia in the House of Delegates for over a decade, faces two felony charges — malicious wounding and being involved in a hit-and-run — plus misdemeanor reckless driving.

Fariss has denied the allegations.



 

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