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February 10, 2020

Alleged hit-and-run driver arrested on five charges

Deputies charged Julio David Funes-Carranza, 25, with DUI, felony hit and run, reckless driving (failure to maintain control), an open container of alcohol and no vehicle insurance.
Fauquier sheriff’s deputies Friday arrested a Marshall man on driving under the influence and other charges after he allegedly fled the scene of a traffic accident.

Driving a two-door Nissan sports car, Julio David Funes-Carranza, 25, lost control and slid off northbound Route 17 about three miles north of Warrenton, Sgt. James Hartman said.

“At approximately 4:20 p.m., a caller advised she was travelling southbound in the left lane on James Madison Highway near Cannonball Gate Road,” Sgt. Hartman wrote in a press release. “She advised a red two-door Nissan sports car was travelling northbound when it appeared to lose control and slid sideways into the median causing dirt and debris to strike the caller’s vehicle.

“The red Nissan then turned around and left the scene, travelling north on James Madison Highway toward the Marshall area. Deputies met with the caller and observed significant damage to her vehicle. She was able to provide a partial tag.”

A school bus driver then reported “he had witnessed the crash and later observed the red Nissan parked near the Tractor Supply store in Marshall,” Sgt. Hartman said.

Deputies later arrested Mr. Funes-Carranza.

He faces charges of DUI, felony hit and run, reckless driving (failure to maintain control), an open container of alcohol and no vehicle insurance, according to Sgt. Hartman.

No injuries were reported.
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