Deputies arrest crossing guard hit-and-run suspect

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - A man has been charged with a hit-and-run involving a crossing guard in Cherokee County.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said Victor Baruchman, 20, was behind the wheel of a two-door Honda Accord Tuesday afternoon when he struck the guard, who suffered a broken ankle.

The Sheriff’s Office said Baruchman had scraped the “T” sticker off the back window of the car and removed the front bumper.

Deputies said it appears that Baruchman was running late for his drug court graduation when he struck the crossing guard.

Baruchman was charged with felony hit-and-run and taken to the Cherokee Adult Detention Center. His bond was set at $15,000.