Virginia Delegate charged with hit-and-run
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Virginia Delegate has been charged in connection to a hit-and-run that occurred March 2 in Campbell County, according to Virginia State Police.
54-year-old Delegate Matt Fariss was charged with one count of malicious wounding, one felony count of hit-and-run, and one count of reckless driving.
Police say Fariss was driving a Chevy Tahoe south on Rt. 501 when he crossed the centerline, continued off the northbound side of Rt. 501, hit a female pedestrian and drove away.
The woman sustained minor injuries, according to police.
Farris turned himself in March 3 before being released on bond.
WDBJ7 reached out to Del. Fariss for comment on the charges, which can be found below:
“While I may have made some mistakes in my life, these charges are false. I look forward to clearing them in a court of law.”
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