A man is accused of hitting a 63-year-old Cherokee County crossing guard and then leaving the scene in order to make it to a Drug Court graduation.
Mr. Victor Baruchman, 20, of Woodstock, was charged Wednesday with felony hit-and-run, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
Mr. Jerrold Reaid, who has been working as a crossing guard for six years, was directing traffic at Liberty Elementary when he was struck by a vehicle around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said.
The suspect, a white man who was wearing a black hat, black shirt and sunglasses, fled the area northbound on Bells Ferry Road in silver Honda Prelude with the large letters “TN” written on the back window, Lt. Baker said.
“It appears Baruchman was running late to his Drug Court graduation when he struck the crossing guard who suffered a broken ankle,” Lt. Baker said.
“When detectives discovered Baruchman’s 2000 2-door Honda Accord, the “T” had been scraped off the back window and the front bumper of the vehicle had been removed.”
Mr. Reaid was transported to Northside Cherokee Hospital where he was treated and later released, Lt. Baker said.
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