A woman from Weyers Cave was arrested on September 14 on charges of drunken driving (DUI) and hit-and-run after police say she crashed her vehicle and fled on foot.
According to the Virginia State Police, 47-year-old Ramona D. Valentine was westbound on Captain Shands Road toward U.S. 11 south of Mount Crawford when her sedan went off the right side of the road, struck a fence, and overturned.
Valentine, who was not believed to be seriously injured, fled before a trooper arrived at approximately 1 a.m., VSP 1st Sgt. Bryan Hutcheson said. He said she was the only occupant of the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved.
Police say the trooper who responded to the scene located Valentine at her home shortly after the wreck, based on the vehicle’s registration.
According to Hutcheson, Valentine had a blood-alcohol content that was “well over” the legal limit of 0.08.
Court records show that this was the second charge of DUI against Valentine within the past five years.