VA GOP Rep Charged In Felony Road Rage Incident

Cardinal News reports:

Del. Matt Fariss, R-Campbell County, has been arrested on two felony charges following what Virginia State Police describe as a hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian and led to the woman obtaining a protective order against him.

Farriss, 54, is charged with one count of malicious wounding, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine; one count of failing to stop after an accident, a Class 5 felony; and one count of reckless driving, a Class 1 misdemeanor, according to state police and online court records.

According to Virginia State Police, a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe was heading south on U.S. 501 when the vehicle crossed the center line, continued off the northbound side of the road and struck a pedestrian. The Tahoe then left the scene. An adult female pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

Read the full article. According to the report, the incident began when Farriss got a flat tire and the alleged victim refused to get back in his vehicle. Hit the link, it was apparently a wild scene. Farriss reportedly has a previous arrest related to a similar incident.