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Update: Driver Has Come Forward to Police After Waynesboro Hit and Run

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) -

The driver involved in a hit and run after a bar brawl spilled out into a Waynesboro street has come forward and talked to police. But right now, that driver is not facing charges.

Police say the driver did come to them with a statement about the incident, but they still do not know how or why the victim ended up in the road in the first place.

Officers responded to a call at Chauncey's smokehouse on West Main Street early Saturday morning.

The first officer on the scene found about 60 people fighting outside, and a 28 year old man lying in the road after being hit by a car.

At least one witness said the victim was there during the fight. But police do not know much more about the situation, which complicates the investigation.

Sgt. Brian Edwards, of the Waynesboro Police Department said, “If it had just been a hit and run crash, where there was a pedestrian in the road and someone struck and hit that person, and then left, likely charges would've been placed but here we had not only an injured pedestrian, but 60 people brawling just a short distance away.”

The fight changes the way police are investigating the hit and run, because it is not just about the injured pedestrian. They say they need to know a lot more about the fight and the people involved.

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