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Suspect Apprehended, Charged in James City County Road Rage Incident

A James City County Police car
(WYDaily/Courtesy JCCPD)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — James City County Police Detectives announced they have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run “road rage” incident that occurred on Dec. 4 in the 4100 block of Rochambeau Drive.

Police arrested 51-year-old Brian Lemons, described as local to the New Kent/James City County area, on the morning of Dec. 7.

James City County Police and Fire responded to a call for a two-vehicle accident in the 4100 block of Rochambeau Drive on the morning of Dec. 4 at approximately 6:50 a.m. According to police, a gray 1995 Nissan, driven by the suspect, engaged in aggressive behavior, intentionally ramming another vehicle on Interstate 64 multiple times.

The victim then exited I-64 onto Croaker Road and was pursued by the suspect, who continued to collide with their vehicle, leading to the overturning of the victim’s car, police said. The suspect then abandoned his vehicle after driving into a ditch and fled on foot toward the Croaker Road Park and Ride.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, police said.

Police have so far formally charged Lemons with several offenses, including felony hit and run, reckless driving, and unauthorized use of a vehicle, adding that the investigation remains active, and additional charges may be brought forward as it progresses. 

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit tips online at Those with information can remain anonymous, avoid court testimony, and may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000 leading to an arrest.

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