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Duo Faces Slew of Charges after High Speed Chase in Fairfax County

| Sep 5, 2018 | Auto Accidents |

It was close to 5:30 in the evening when an officer with the Annandale Police Department noticed a car with windows tinted to an illegal extent and decided initiate a traffic stop. To the officer’s surprise, when the lights on the cruiser were activated the driver of the car in question began, instead of pulling over, to speed up. As the officer continued to pursue the vehicle, the driver of the car with the tinted windows began driving even faster, and soon the two vehicles were engaged in an all-out chase. 

It is not clear just how many official police units were involved with the chase, and it is possible that only the initial officer was engaged with the high-speed pursuit of the fleeing car as it careened throughout Annandale. During the course of the chase, this car attempted to elude the police by driving through several private yards. It also transpired that the fleeing car collided with at least four other vehicles in its course away from the officer or officers.

Regarding the collision with secondary vehicles, it is not clear just how many of these cars were occupied at the time, but at least one of them was. The report from the Annandale Police indicates that a person involved in a crash with the car in question did suffer from non-life-threatening injuries and, as a result, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The officers in pursuit eventually called off the chase as it became clear that the person driving the car was operating their vehicle in an increasingly dangerous manner and that any further engagement with the car could possibly result in the officer’s themselves suffering from injuries. Instead, a helicopter continued to follow the action of the car and was able to alert the authorities when, shortly after the police ended their chase, the driver of the car lost control and crashed in a way that disabled their vehicle.

The driver and a passenger then attempted to flee the police, helicopters, and K9 units on foot, but both were captured without much difficulty. The charges leveled at the duo now range from grand larceny to driving on a suspended license. In addition, five separate hit-and-run charges were filed.