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Special election set
for delegate’s seat

The Democratic and Republican parties have one week to nominate candidates for an Aug. 19 special election to replace state Del. Robert H. Brink (D-Arlington), who resigned to take a job in the administration of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Independents candidates must also file by July 7.

At least two Democrats have publicly expressed an interest in the 48th District seat: David Boling of Arlington and Richard “Rip” Sullivan of McLean. Other potential candidates are deciding whether to run, said Kip Malinosky, the chairman of the Arlington County Democratic Committee. Democratic candidates are expected to introduce themselves at the county party’s monthly meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at 4301 Wilson Blvd.

A caucus to choose the Democratic candidate is set for Sunday at two locations: Yorktown High School from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and McLean High School from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arlington’s GOP chairman, Matt Wavro, said his party had not yet settled on a procedure for choosing a nominee.

Boy, 4, drowned
in McLean pool

A 4-year-old boy drowned in a private pool in McLean over the weekend, Fairfax County police said.

The child, from Silver Spring, was attending a party Saturday at a home in the 900 block of Douglass Drive, police said. Officers went the home about 9:10 p.m. in response to the report of a drowning. Another child had seen the boy in the pool.

Officers found the boy in the back yard, where adults were performing CPR, police said. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police did not release the boy’s name.

— Justin Jouvenal

Driver charged in pedestrian’s death

A Bristow man was charged with reckless driving last week after a crash that fatally injured a 75-year-old pedestrian, Prince William County authorities said.

James Hong-So Yi of Bristow was crossing Gentle Shade Drive at a crosswalk about 9 p.m. last Tuesday when he was hit by a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, county police said. The pickup was driven by Shaun Wesley McNabb, also of Bristow, police said.

Yi died Sunday as a result of his injuries. McNabb, 35, was charged with reckless driving on the day after the collision, but police announced the charge Monday.

Police said McNabb had stopped at a stop sign on Gentle Shade Drive before making a right turn onto Sudley Manor Drive. After another vehicle passed, McNabb accelerated, just as Yi and a another pedestrian, who was not hit, began to cross the road.

Police said that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the collision.

— Julie Zauzmer


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