Suspect arrested for plowing into crowd in Charlottesville, VA

James Alex Fields Jr. Identified as Driver Who Crashed into Counter Protestors

The alleged driver of the vehicle that plowed into a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The auto seen in photographs running over protesters at a white-nationalist rally in Virginia on Saturday afternoon has an OH license plate.

Police have arrested 20-year-old Maumee, Ohio, resident James Alex Fields, Jr. for the crash that killed a woman and injured dozens more at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reports.

He's been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run.

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Fields, who police say was driving the vehicle, was taken into custody not far from the crash site. Her identity has not been released to the public yet because her next of kin have not yet been notified.

"The premeditated violence that our community experienced today was completely unacceptable", Thomas said to reporters Saturday night.

Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas confirmed during Govenor McAuliffe's press conference that there were 35 injuries during the White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Saturday afternoon.

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