Apparent Fatal Road Rage Suspect Has History of Traffic Offenses

Police tracked suspect vehicle through three numbers on paper tags

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    Gloria McMillan, 32, was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of 21-year-old Shelinda Arrington. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012)

    Police now say that a child and adult passanger were inside the car used to kill a young Fairfax County woman during a road rage incident.

    Gloria McMillan, 32, was charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of 21-year-old Shelinda Arrington Friday morning. McMillan has a history of prior traffic offenses.

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    “Detectives do not believe and do not have evidence to support, be it verbal or otherwise, don’t have evidence to support that the suspect did this intentionally,” said Don Gotthardt, of Fairfax County police.

    According to court records, McMillan has been cited before for driving on a suspended or revoked license, reckless driving, speeding several times, and several moving violations in Prince George’s, Fairfax and Arlington counties.

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    Arrington was going to the hospital to see her mother who was recovering from a stroke. A witness told News4 Arrington cut off two SUVs while pulling out of an apartment complex in Hybla Valley. At one point, the suspect and the victim got out of their cars and argued, police said. After the suspect got back into her vehicle, a black 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, she struck the victim before driving away, police said.

    A witness told News4 he heard the SUV’s engine rev before it hit the victim.

    Shortly after the incident, police put out a lookout for a black SUV with paper tags, but they only had three of the numbers on the tag.

    “One of our homicide detectives sat down in front of the computer and just ran every conceivable combination involving those digits and came up with the list of potential suspect vehicles,” Gotthardt said.

    Gotthardt also says detectives don't believe McMillan intended to run over Arrington.