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Man arrested in Cherokee Co. hit-and-run

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Victor Baruchman (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) Victor Baruchman (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
Front of Baruchman's car. (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) Front of Baruchman's car. (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
Rear view of Baruchman's car. (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) Rear view of Baruchman's car. (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -

Authorities in Cherokee County say they have arrested a man in connection with the hit-and-run of a crossing guard on Tuesday.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Victor Baruchman of Woodstock was arrested early Wednesday morning and is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

They say the crossing guard was directing traffic at Liberty Elementary School when he was allegedly struck by a silver Honda Prelude with a "T" in the rear window at around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The driver fled the area heading north on Bells Ferry Road.

Authorities say the crossing guard, Jarrold Reaid, suffered a broken ankle. He has been released from Northside Cherokee Hospital.

Investigators say Baruchman was running late to his drug court graduation when he struck the crossing guard. They say when they found his car, the "T" had been scraped off the rear window, and the front bumper had been removed.

Baruchman has been charged with felony hit-and-run, and his bond has been set at $15,000.

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