nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
Archives | Subscribe


Local News arrow Crime & Public Safety arrow Joe Beck arrow Traffic & Transportation

| 0

Local man hospitalized, charged in accident


By Joe Beck

Shenandoah County authorities charged a Woodstock man with several crimes following his hospitalization for injuries suffered Friday night in a traffic accident.

Sheriff's Office officials say Daniel Lee Lafayette, 41, of 1032 Stultz Gap Road, crashed his 1995 Honda Acura at about 11:25 p.m. on Readus Road. The car rolled over several times and Lafayette was ejected, Lt. Darcy Dellinger said.

Dellinger said Lafayette was taken to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Winchester Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Dellinger listed the injuries known to deputies as a cut to the head and leg pain.

Dellinger said arrest warrants have been issued charging Lafayette with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of schedule I or schedule II drugs and a second offense for driving as a habitual offender. Dellinger cited cocaine as an example of a schedule I or schedule II drug.

Dellinger said the accident was preceded by an attempt to pull Lafayette over for speeding by a Shenandoah County deputy whose radar recorded him as traveling 70 mph southbound on Senedo Road.

The deputy, who had been traveling northbound, turned around and tried to follow Lafayette, Dellinger said. Contours in the road caused the deputy to lose sight of Lafayette's vehicle, which turned onto Readus Road, Dellinger said.

Dellinger said the accident did not involve a police pursuit. He described the deputy's actions as "an attempt to stop" Lafayette's car.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com


Comments

Comments that are posted represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com. Report abuse by clicking the X next to the comment.













Local News Sections

Agency on Aging Agriculture Alex Bridges Apple Blossom Festival Aviation Basye Berryville Boyce Breaking News Briefs Business Charities Civil War Clarke County Colleges Corrections Courthouse Notes: Permits, Transactions Courts & Legal News Crime & Public Safety Economy and Jobs Edinburg Education Edward N. Bell Election 2012 Entertainment Environment Fairs & Festivals Fire & Rescue Fishers Hill Fort Valley Frederick County Front Royal George Washington National Forest Guest Column Hard Times Health History Holidays Homes In The Spotlight Joe Beck Josette Keelor Kim Walter Ledger Livestock Local Markets Maurertown Media Middletown Military & Veterans Moms Mt. Jackson New Market Page County Pets & Animals Politics Progress 2013 Quicksburg Religion Rockingham County RSW Jail Sally Voth School News Shenandoah County Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department Star Tannery State Stephens City Steven A. Boyce Strasburg Toms Brook Traffic & Transportation Utilities Valley 911 Warren County Weather West Virginia Winchester Woodstock Year in Review




News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Homes | Classifieds
Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com