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Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:59

Police Have Identified and Arrested the Suspected Driver in Charlottesville Tragedy

Written by  Complex

Following the death of at least one person and injuries sustained by dozens, the man believed to have driven a car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia has been arrested by local police.

According to the Washington Post, the suspect in question is James Alex Fields Jr., the man to whom the vehicle is registered. Just 20 years old, Fields' arrest was confirmed by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent, Martin Kumer, and Fields is facing an extensive list of charges. He was reportedly booked by police for, "suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run."

Fields, a registered Republican hailing from Maumee, Ohio, is believed to be the man behind the wheel of the Dodge Challenger that careened into a crowd of protesters in Virginia on Saturday. Video of the incident shows the despicable act in full detail, with the car sending bodies flying before crashing into other cars on the narrow street.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Moment of attack, as KKK attack-vehicle plows through crowd of counter-protesters in #Charlottesvillepic.twitter.com/wyIWJUz1ci

— TheAnonJournal (@TheAnonJournal) August 12, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who declared a state of emergency to prepare for the escalating violence between protesters and counter-protesters over the weekend, spoke forcefully following the outburst of violence in his state.

Read more at Complex

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