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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 12:08 pm | Updated: 3:56 pm, Tue Jan 22, 2013.

A speeding car veered off the U.S. 250 Bypass early Friday morning and struck the small white house in front of The Covenant School’s lower campus in Charlottesville, according to police.

The crash occurred at about 3 a.m. when a driver lost control of an Audi A8 and struck the house, which is vacant, police said.

The driver fled the scene, but police said they had made an arrest on Friday afternoon.

James C. Rush, 28, of Charlottesville, was arrested and charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Police said Rush was being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on a $2,500 bond.

The car, which was traveling east, went off the road just before the protective stone wall in front of the house. The vehicle left brown streaks in the grass that stretched about 25 yards. The Audi apparently struck a brick wall, then fell over a retaining wall and landed on its roof.

Rush was not injured, Roberts said.

The car, a fairly new model, is a “total loss,” Roberts said, and speed was a contributing factor in the wreck.

The vehicle did not belong to Rush, Roberts said, but belonged to a “friend.”

The city bought the house in March because it lies in the area that will be impacted by the 250 Bypass interchange project.

The hole in the wall is a head start of sorts for the city, because the house was already marked for demolition. 

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