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Man charged with hit-and-run after Staples Mill crash knocked out power in Henrico

Posted at 11:56 AM, Oct 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-29 11:56:04-04
Demos Harrison Moore (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

Demos Harrison Moore (PHOTO: Henrico Police)

HENRICO COUNTY,  Va. -- A Henrico man was charged with  hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license after a crash knocked out power to hundreds of people near Staples Mill Road.

Demos Harrison Moore, 25, was driving the 2006 Honda Pilot that ran off Staples Mill Road and struck a power pole, Henrico Police said.

Moore ran from the crash scene.

"The contact caused a second utility pole, on the south side of Staples Mill Road, to fall into eastbound lanes. Two vehicles traveling eastbound struck the debris in the roadway," Henrico Police spokesman Lt. Chris Eley wrote. "The repairs to the utility poles led to Staples Mill Road being closed for approximately 12 hours."

Police said their investigation led them to Moore. Moore was arrested on Tuesday.

The crash, which happened at 1:50 a.m., knocked out power to about 1,500 Dominion Virginia Power customers near the area of Staples Mill Road and Glenside Drive. No one was seriously injured in the crash.