Late on Monday evening, close to 10:00pm, residents along the 300 block of Cabin Road South East in Vienna were alarmed by a loud crashing sound from outside. When they went to look, they saw that one of the cars parked along the street had been struck and badly damaged by a second car. This second car was still at the location, and the driver was still inside. Witnesses to the aftermath of the crash say that he did not appear to be injured.
The owner of the struck car was one of the people to leave their home at the sound of the crash. 9-1-1 was called and the police and first responders were quick to arrive at the scene of the incident. When they reached the crash location, they found the two vehicles, one with a driver inside of it and the other empty. They approached the first car and carefully helped the driver exit from the vehicle.
Officers with the Vienna Police Department told reporters that the individual inside of the car smelled strongly of alcohol. The individual agreed to undergo sobriety tests administered by the Vienna Police, and it appears that he subsequently failed all of them.
The initial report did not mention the driver of the car’s name or where they came from. It is not known if they are a Vienna resident or a resident of some other Fairfax County city or town. What we do know is that after failing the field sobriety tests, the man was arrested by the Vienna Police, loaded into a cruiser, and driven to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. It is not known if they are still in the detention center of if they were able to post bail and return to their home until the time when a trial date is set.
Nobody, including the intoxicated driver, was injured in the incident and it is not known if the person whose car was struck is planning on pressing charges. It is also not known how the police themselves will respond to the incident, if they will issue charges of their own or if they are waiting for the results of an investigation.