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Driver Charged After Crashing Into Virginia State Trooper's Cruiser



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    A driver was charged Tuesday morning after crashing into a Virginia state trooper's cruiser in Prince William County. 

    Authorities say Sr. Trooper E.D. Brown Jr. had stopped with another driver in the right shoulder of Interstate 66 just east of Route 234. 

    His Chevrolet Caprice had its emergency lights on, but around 7:30 a.m., a 2005 Honda Civic didn't stop in time for slowing traffic and suddenly braked, Virginia State Police said. The Civic spun around to the right and slammed into the trooper's vehicle.

    The driver of the Civic, 42-year-old Fegling Hu, of Centreville, received minor injuries in the crash. The trooper had been out of his car at the time and wasn't hurt.

    Hu was charged with reckless driving.

    Virginia's Move Over law requires drivers to move over a lane when emergency vehicles are stopped on the side of the road as long as it's safe to do so, or if not, to pass carefully. Virginia State Police are also reminding drivers to remain alert at all times, especially when it's raining or road conditions are slick.