Alleghany County chief deputy resigns after leaving the scene of a car crash

Chad Wickline is facing two misdemeanor charges, police say

Two misdemeanor charges were placed against a former law enforcement official on Thursday.

We’re told the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Chad Wickline, resigned after leaving the scene of a car crash on April 14.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash occurred on Interstate 61, eastbound at the 10.6-mile marker in Alleghany County.

We’re told Wickline was driving a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, traveling east on Interstate 64, when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and struck the cable guardrail.

Wickline was not injured, and no one else was involved, according to police.

VSP said Wickline called a tow truck and did not report the crash to police until the following day.

Wickline was charged with reckless driving and fail to report an accident — both misdemeanor charges were served on Thursday.

The sheriff said Wickline, who previously served as the Clifton Forge Police Chief, chose to step down.

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