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Augusta County Police Investigating Hit-and-Run, Gunfire

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The suspect seated in handcuffs while police search his vehicle. The suspect seated in handcuffs while police search his vehicle.

A suspect in a hit-and-run is in police custody after sheriff's deputies say he tried to run them over and shoot at them in Augusta County.

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office said deputies were already on the lookout for the suspect's car after an earlier hit-and-run near Staunton.

Deputies were responding to reports of the suspect driving recklessly on Route 11 in Folly Mills when they say he slammed into a car with a woman and children inside and kept going.

"Two deputies arrived on the scene and the suspect was still on the scene. They attempted to block his vehicle in to prevent him from leaving. He then tried to run over two of the deputies with his vehicle. They were able to safely get away from him and then got the vehicle stopped," Sgt. David Lotts said.

State police are investigating reports from deputies that they heard shots fired from the suspect's car after the crash. No one was seriously injured. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor and charges are expected.

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