Suspected DUI Driver Charged in Hit and Run

Two Maryland men face felony charges after striking a driver at a New Year’s Day crash scene on Rt. 7.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, two vehicles were involved in a crash at 7 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Ashburn Village Boulevard intersection. One of the drivers got out of his vehicle and was assessing the damage when he was struck by a westbound pickup.

The pickup driver left the scene.

The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment.

Later, a resident called the Sheriff’s Office and reported seeing the vehicle involved in the hit and run was in the parking lot of the Lansdowne Town Center.

The driver of the pickup, Federico Melgar-Martinez, 43, of Greenbelt, MD, was charged with felony hit and run and DUI. His passenger, Manuel E. Rivas-Contreras, 37, of Leesburg, was charged with felony hit and run (failure to report by passenger) and drunk in public.

Melgar-Martinez was held without bond. Rivas-Contreras was held on a $2,500 bond.

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