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Virginia Woman Arrested For Hit-And-Run On W&OD Trail

A portion of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Virginia.
A portion of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Virginia.

A Virginia woman was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and committing a hit and run. Police say 28-year-old Mehak Chopra hit a 65-year-old bicyclist on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

Police believe Chopra drove her 2005 Toyota on the trail in the Reston area. At around 8:30 p.m., Chopra struck the man riding his bicycle on trail without slowing down. The rider was thrown off the bike and landed on the side of the trail, according to police, as reported by NBC Washington.

The man's name was not released. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was recovering at a local hospital.

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