GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Earlier this week, a video showing a Gloucester deputy lifting a car to free a woman who was pinned after a crash went viral, with many lauding the deputy as a hero.
Now, Virginia State Police say the woman who was pinned is facing charges.
Channelle Marble Laverne Parker, 50, of Randallstown, Maryland, is charged with driving under the influence, hit-and-run, holding a cellular device while operating a motor vehicle, and no inspection.
The crash happened May 7 around 10:40 p.m. on George Washington Memorial Highway in Gloucester.
State police were called to investigate a minor hit-and-run crash on George Washington Memorial Highway near Main Street.
After the hit-and-run call, police received notification about a single-vehicle crash about a mile up the road involving an overturned Kia Sorento.
Police said Parker had two occupants in the car, a 14-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy. They were taken to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester.
Police said the investigation revealed Parker was driving the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run before running off the road and crashing.