Police: Driver charged in crash involving Virginia State Police Trooper

Police: Driver charged in crash involving Virginia State Police Trooper
The trooper was located in the marked vehicle when it was struck. (Source: VSP)

KING GEORGE, Va. (WWBT) - Police say the driver in the crash involving a Virginia State Trooper has been charged.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, at 11:53 a.m. a Virginia State Police Trooper was on a traffic stop with a BMW Sedan, eastbound Route 3 at Dahlgren Road on the right-hand portion of the turn lane.

A 2016 Ford Fusion driven by, Eldred H. Daiger III, 33, Montross, VA., was traveling eastbound Rt. 3 and struck the Trooper’s marked Ford Taurus with the emergency lights activated in the rear.

The state trooper was located in the marked vehicle when it was struck. The trooper was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Daiger III and the adult occupants of the BMW were transported for minor injuries. They have since been released.

According to police, Daiger III has been charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana.

The crash remains under investigation.

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