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Move Over Violation
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
June 30, 2022

A Woodbridge man was arrested last night for a traffic violation after he told the deputy he would not appear in court.

On June 29th at 11:25 p.m. Deputy C.C. Crossett was assisting another deputy with a traffic stop on U.S. 1 near Boswell’s Corner when a Toyota sedan passed the scene. The Toyota driver failed to move to the left lane as he passed, even though the left lane was unoccupied.

Deputy Crossett proceeded to leave the traffic stop and conducted a traffic stop on the Toyota on U.S. 1 near Acadia Street. A summons was written for the reckless driving and the driver refused to sign the summons, which is his right. However, the driver said he would not appear in court, which is a requirement.

The driver was subsequently arrested and his car towed. The driver was an Uber driver and had three passengers. Fortunately, they were close enough to get to their destination, but we are unsure how many stars they will give this ride. The driver was released by the magistrate and informed if he missed the court date, a failure to appear warrant would be issued.

As a reminder, Virginia law requires drivers to move over a lane when possible for stopped emergency vehicles. When you cannot move over, proceed with caution at a safe speed for conditions. We all want to make it home safely.


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