At approximately 1030 am on April 30, 2013, a vehicle driven by Roger S. Washington, age 29, of Orange went through radar at 72mph in a 45mph zone. This occurred in the area of Colonial Square Shopping Center located on Rt.15 southbound. The deputy that clocked the radar was northbound and had to proceed to the median crossover before he turned around to get behind the vehicle. The Deputy eventually caught up to the vehicle as it approached the Town of Gordonsville. At that point the deputy marked in pursuit of a white 2004 BMW. The BMW turned onto Gentry Drive trying to avoid the deputy then a right onto Baker Street and a left onto Main Street. The BMW proceeded down Main Street and wrecked near the intersection of Main and High Street. The BMW struck another vehicle before coming to rest. At the time of arrest the Deputy discovered that Mr. Washington had his 4 year old daughter in the vehicle with him at the time of the pursuit. No one was injured. The child’s mother responded to the scene where the child was turned over to her.
Mr. Washington was transported to the Central Va. Regional Jail.
Mr. Washington was ultimately charged with the following charges:
Reckless Driving by speed 72/45mph zone
2 counts of Improper Window Tint
Improper Equipment (slick tires)
Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Felony Possession of a Controlled Schedule II Drug
Felony Eluding Law Enforcement
Felony Child Endangerment
The Va. State Police Charged Mr. Washington with Reckless Driving as a result of the accident.