It could be a while before the crossing guard who was hit in front of Freedom Middle School Tuesday afternoon could return to work, according to officials with the Cherokee Sheriff's Office.
Spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said it will likely be "weeks" before Jerrold Reaid, 63, of Acworth can return to duty.
Reaid sustained a broken ankle when he was struck by a vehicle at approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. Reaid has been a crossing guard for about six years, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
Reaid was treated for his injuries at Northside Hospital-Cherokee and was released the same day he was struck.
The Sheriff's Office on Wednesday arrested Victor Baruchman, 20, of Woodstock and charged him with felony hit and run. He remains at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with a $15,000 bond.
Baruchman was running late to his Cherokee County DUI/Drug Court graduation when he allegedly hit the crossing guard in front of the middle school, according to a press release from the Cherokee Sheriff's Office.
When detectives with the sheriff's office discovered Baruchman’s 2000 2-door Honda Accord, the “T” had been scraped off the back window and the front bumper of the vehicle had been removed.
The Sheriff's Office had originally described the vehicle as a silver Honda Prelude with a large University of Tennessee stylized "T" on the rear window.