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RHPD blotter: A hit and run and a sudden light tap
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports: 

Hit and run: An officer responded to a call of a hit and run that took place around 12:07 p.m. Aug. 16 at Port Royal Road between Harris Trail and Highway 144.

The complainant said she was driving east and had stopped to turn onto Brisbon Road when a “blue sports car went around her on the driver’s side and reportedly scraped the side of her vehicle.”

She said the driver of the sports car then fled east so she took off in pursuit, and the sports car stopped on Port Royal Road.

“The complainant and the driver began talking, and she asked the driver to contact police because her cell phone was dead. The offending driver advised his phone was also dead,” the report continued.

So, the complainant flagged down a truck driver and asked him to call RHPD. “While the phone call was taking place, the driver of the offending vehicle left the scene.”

The complainant gave police a possible tag number and described the driver. Damage to her vehicle was described as minor and there were no injuries, though the complainant said “the hit from the offending vehicle was very hard and jarred her vehicle.”

Because there were no cameras in the area and no witnesses, the woman got a case number, etc.

Matter of record: A woman went to RHPD around 5 p.m. Aug. 17 to report an incident that took place earlier in the day. The woman said she was stopped in traffic on Highway 144 west near Sawmill Plaza when “she was very lightly rear ended,” by a white Lincoln. She told the officer “the impact was so light that her car did not move and did not suffer any damage,” and that she spoke with the driver of the Lincoln, and “they agreed an accident report was not needed.”

The woman said when she got back in her vehicle she saw the driver of the Lincoln “taking photos of her vehicle,” and “rolled down her window and asked (the other driver) if she wanted her information, advising that (the Lincoln driver) hit (the complainant’s vehicle.”

The woman told the officer that’s when the driver of the Lincoln said, “’I thought you hit me.’” She wanted to document the incident in case the other driver later reported it and she was accused of a hit and run.

Traffic violations, possession of marijuana: An RHPD officer clocked a southbound sedan going 94 mph on I-95 around 3:47 a.m. Aug. 17 near mile marker 90 and stopped the car around mile marker 87. The driver, who had a New York address, had a small bud of marijuana in his lap, and “a small female juvenile lying down on the backseat with no safety restraint on her person,” a report said.

There was also pot in the car, the report said, and the man was charged with possession and traffic violations, given a court date and released.

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