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(The Daily Herald) – Weldon Police arrested an intoxicated driver early Sunday morning after driving his truck into a monument honoring the memory of Roanoke Valley Confederates who served.
According to a press release from Lt. Melton with the Weldon Police Department, at about 3:15 a.m., Officer A. Dickens and Cpl. S. McKimmey responded to Maple and East Ninth streets regarding a vehicle accident call. Upon arrival, officers discovered a brown Toyota Tundra truck had hit the monument located in the middle of the intersection.
According to research, the monument is 27 feet tall, with a statue of a soldier dressed in a Confederate States of America uniform holding a rifle atop the column. An inscription on the lower section of the column reads, “In memory of the Confederate soldiers and sailors of Halifax and Northampton counties,” with the dates 1861-1865. The monument was erected by…