Maryland man charged with DUI, hit and run

Authorities with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office charged a Maryland man Sunday with a misdemeanor hit and run and felony offense of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sunday’s charges mark the fourth time that Joshua David Fanning, 29, of 392 Clarks Meadow Drive, Maryland, has been charged with driving under the influence.

According to Captain Wes Dellinger, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1800 block of Old Valley Pike in Woodstock following the report of a hit and run by a white pickup truck.

Dellinger said the hit and run occurred between Fanning’s vehicle and a parked car. Fanning caused more than $500 in damage to the parked car.

En route to the scene, the officers spotted a car that matched the description of the white pickup truck. After making a traffic stop near the intersection of South Ox Road and Stoney Creek Road in Edinburg, the deputies deemed Fanning to be intoxicated and proceeded to arrest him under suspicion of driving while intoxicated and his ties to the hit and run, Dellinger said.

Dellinger declined to release information about Fanning’s blood alcohol content.

Fanning was set to appear in Shenandoah General District Court for a bond hearing Aug. 29. At press time, no word was available as to the outcome. He is set to appear for another hearing at 11 a.m. Sept. 23.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com