Chesterfield hit-and-run suspect arrested

Posted at 10:05 PM, Aug 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-19 22:05:09-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Police made an arrest in the car crash that injured three people, including a nine-year-old girl.

Authorities say John Squires of Chesterfield was driving near the intersection of West Hundred Road and Parker Lane on Sunday when he allegedly hit another car.

Squires tried to drive away, but police quickly caught up with him.

He is charged with DUI and felony hit-and-run.

The nine-year-old is in the hospital with serious injuries.

The area near the crash was shut down from 10 p.m. Saturday night to 3 a.m. Sunday morning while police investigated the scene.

Squires is currently behind bars at the Chesterfield County Jail.