Hit-and-run driver late for drug court graduation, Ga. cops say

CANTON, GA. -- Sheriff’s officials in Cherokee County north of Atlanta say the driver who hit a crossing guard and fled the scene was running late for his graduation from drug court.

Sheriff’s Spokesman Lt. Jay Baker says 20-year-old Victor Baruchman, of Woodstock, has been arrested on a felony hit and run charge in the crash that left a 63-year-old crossing guard with a broken ankle Monday. The crossing guard was treated and released from Northside Cherokee Hospital.

Baker says police were searching for a silver Honda with a large “T’’ sticker on the back window. Authorities say Baruchman scraped the sticker from the window and removed the car’s front bumper before police arrived.


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Baruchman is being held in the Cherokee Adult Detention Center on $15,000 bond, and it is unclear if he has an attorney.

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