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Richmond teacher accused of driving drunk, running light in deadly crash

Posted at 8:07 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 12:39:20-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Police have arrested a Richmond teacher accused of driving drunk in a crash on the Southside that killed a 30-year-old man Friday night.

Officers were called to the 3000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a two-vehicle crash just after 8:50 p.m.

Detectives said 26-year-old Anthoneya A. Hodges, of the 6900 block of Marlowe Road, was driving on Midlothian Turnpike when she ran a red light at the intersection of Broad Rock Boulevard.

That is when police said Hodges struck an SUV driven by 30-year-old Rakeem B. Bland of the 3800 block of Stockton Street.

Police said the force of the crash caused Bland’s vehicle to flip onto its side. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hodges was charged with driving under the influence, suspended operator’s license and disregarding a red light, but police said more charges are pending.

Officials with Richmond Public Schools confirmed Sunday that Hodges is a teacher at Armstrong High School.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Detective G. Drago at 804-646-1369.

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