Virginia State Police Arrest Schuyler Woman Following Traffic Crash

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Virginia State Press Release

NELSON CO. – A Schuyler woman is behind bars following a traffic crash in Nelson County Saturday evening.

At approximately 5 p.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper E.D. Everhart was called to the scene of  a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 6 and Route 239. A 1991 Ford Taurus traveling east  on Route 6 ran off the right side of the road and up an embankment.

The Faber Volunteer Fire Department was first to arrive on scene. As fire department personnel  approached the Taurus to render aid to its driver, the woman pulled out a handgun and pointed it at  them. The woman finally complied with their commands and dropped the weapon, just moments before  the trooper arrived on scene. No shots were fired at the volunteer fire and EMS personnel. The female  driver was not injured in the crash.

During the course of the crash investigation, the woman became combative and was finally placed  under arrest and, with the assistance of the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, transported to the  Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. A search of the woman's purse revealed a set of brass  knuckles also in her possession.

Samantha D. Tyree-Vest, 25, of Schuyler, Va., was charged with 1 firearm, brandishing a firearm, and possession of brass knuckles. st  offense DUI, reckless handling of a firearm, brandishing a firearm, and possession of brass knuckles.

The incident remains under investigation.

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