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Orange Man Charged with Child Endangerment after Police Chase

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Roger Washington Roger Washington

Orange County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

At approximately 10:30 a.m. 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
  • Two 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.

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