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Hit and Run...and Arrested
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
July 10, 2023

A hit and run driver was nabbed Friday by an alert deputy before the victim even had a chance to notify 911.

On July 7th at 3:17 p.m. Deputy R.A. Weatherholtz observed a Honda Odyssey with extensive rear end damage and four-way flashers activated on southbound Cambridge Street near Layhill Road. He then observed a Dodge Ram cut across the lanes of travel, cut through the Valero parking lot and enter eastbound Layhill Road without stopping. The Honda appeared to be trying to keep up with the Dodge, but was unsuccessful.

Deputy Weatherholtz, in his unmarked patrol vehicle, did not have any trouble keeping up with the Dodge. A traffic stop was conducted on Forbes Street and the driver was identified as Loman Patterson, 62, of Triangle.

The investigation revealed the Honda was stopped in southbound traffic on Cambridge Street when it was rear ended by Patterson. Patterson told the Honda driver to meet him in the Valero parking lot, but proceeded to flee the scene. It may have been due to the improper registration and lack of insurance for the Dodge Ram!

Patterson was arrested and charged with hit and run, following too closely, no insurance and no registration. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $1,500 bond.

Great work by Deputy Weatherholtz to solve this case before it was reported!

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