A Purcellville man was arrested after a hit-and-run crash on Route 9 that involved a Loudoun County Public Schools bus, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The Aug. 23 incident came on the second day of school for students.
Kody N. Trask, 30, allegedly pulled out from a business near Hillsboro Road around 3:09 p.m. and struck the front end of the westbound school bus before striking an eastbound vehicle and fleeing the scene.
Ten students were on the bus at the time of the incident, one of whom received minor injuries and was picked up by a family member. The bus driver also received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Trask was later located at his residence and taken into custody without incident. He was charged with DUI — his second offense in five years — and felony hit-and-run. He was being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond last weekend.
An Oct. 16 hearing has been set for Loudoun County General District Court.
The involved area of Route 9 was closed for around two hours following the incident. LCPS officials said another school bus was brought to the scene and used to transport students home safely.