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Police charge driver in wreck that knocks out power

A 58-year-old Virgilina man was charged with having defective equipment following a wreck that occurred Monday morning on Hamilton Boulevard, 300 feet east of Greenway Drive in South Boston.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Sgt. R.D. Edmonds, Ricky M. Rogers was driving a 1985 Ford boom truck traveling east on Hamilton Boulevard when the bucket on the boom truck came up and struck the power lines, causing the truck to overturn.

Rogers was not injured.

The wreck left three Dominion Power customers without power for almost three hours, according to Dan Genest of Dominion Power.

 Edmonds estimated damage to the Ford at $8,000, damage to the Dominion Power line at $5,000, damage to the Century Link power line at $5,000 and $300 damage to the former bread store building owned by James Epps.

A 17-year-old South Boston male juvenile was charged with driver inattention following a wreck that occurred Friday afternoon on Sutphin Road, 300 feet west of Watkins Avenue in South Boston.

 According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Officer A. Davis, the juvenile was driving a 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe traveling south on Sutphin Road when he swerved to miss a deer and ran off the right side of the road striking a utility pole.

No one was injured.

Davis estimated damage to the Infiniti at $2,000 and damage to the Dominion Power utility pole at $3,000.

A 66-year-old South Boston man was charged with following too close after a wreck Thursday afternoon at the intersection of State Routes 654 and 659.

According to an accident report filed by State Trooper D. H. Hess, 68-year-old Thomas L. Moore of Halifax was driving a 1999 Ford Ecoline cargo van when he stopped at a traffic light and was struck by William G. Ragsdale who was driving a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500.

Ragsdale attempted to stop and slid into the back of the van.

 No one was injured.

 Hess estimated damage to the Dodge at $1,500 and damage to the Ford at $500.

 A 17-year-old male juvenile from Halifax was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a wreck that occurred Thursday on Highway 57, four-tenths of a mile south of Asbury Church Road.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper L. V. Pambid, the juvenile was driving a 1993 Ford Ranger when it ran off the left side of the road, overcorrected, swerved right and overturned.

He sustained minor injuries but was not transported. 

Pambid estimated damage to the Ford at $1,500.