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Drastic Increase in DWI Arrests Throughout Fairfax County in 2017

Police with the Fairfax County Police Department recently issued a report on the number of DWIs that have taken place throughout Fairfax County during 2017, and the numbers paint a picture that is simultaneously concerning and comforting. The stark facts state that the number of DWI arrests throughout Fairfax County rose between 2016 and 2017 to the tune of nearly 200 people. This rise in DWI arrests comes after a similar rise in the number of arrests between 2015 and 2016. All in all, the number of DWIs that occurred in 2017 was 2,139, while 2016 saw 1,957 DWI arrests and 2015 saw only 1,841 arrests.

Police Chase in Herndon Ends with Numerous Charges, Including DUI

A police chase throughout Herndon that took place on December 30th concluded, thankfully, with the pursued suspect being arrested and given numerous charges. The official report on the incident states that a 33-year-old Sterling resident Rojo-Cervates was driving a vehicle throughout Herndon when, for reasons that were not made clear in the initial report, they became the subject of a police chase. Although the specific reasons behind the police's pursuit of Rojo-Cervates are not clear, it seems probable, based on the later incidents involving the same man, that he was driving erratically and irresponsibly and police with the Herndon Police Department attempted to make a routine traffic stop which resulted in Rojo-Cervates fleeing from the officers.

Fatal New Year's Crash on GW Parkway

New Years Eve is a magical time for billions of people throughout the world. In America as well, we treat the changing of the calendar year as an intensely powerful moment, and we celebrate with unbridled enthusiasm as the last digit on our clocks and phones rolls upwards. It is proof that we are, despite all attempts made by some to roll history back to some previous state, moving into the future. Unfortunately, as well as the celebration, the transition into a new year brings with it a dip into the pool of excess. Drinking and drunk driving are especially common around this time of year, and the accidents associated with these activities are similarly high.

Drunk Driver Collides with Alexandria Police Cruiser in Hit-and-Run

The day after Christmas, a police officer with the Alexandria Police Department was on duty and performing a routine patrol along King Street. The officer in question had been on duty since Christmas day, and the clock on the cruiser's dashboard had just begun creeping towards 2:00 a.m. It was as the officer neared the intersection of King Street and Henry Street that another vehicle entered the picture. It is believed that this second driver was intoxicated and traveling above the posted limit and that they failed to operate with the caution and care appropriate to the time of day and the posted road laws.

Manassas Man Charged with Hit-and-Run and DUI

Several Sundays ago, Virginia State Police rushed to respond to reports of an accident along Interstate 66, near to the 48th mile marker in the westbound lanes. According to the official report, the accident, which is being treated as a hit-and-run and a DUI, resulted in the death of one person as well as the injuries of two others. The events as they have currently been recounted indicate that a 58-year-old man from Manassas, Tran, was behind the death and injuries.

Car Chase through Dunn Loring Results in DUI Charges

A quiet early morning in Dunn Loring was briefly shattered on Monday after a driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop, an act which resulted in the individual being pursued by numerous police vehicles. Details on the entirety of the incident are still incomplete, but enough has been released by officers with the Dunn Loring Police Department and the Fairfax County Police to reconstruct the main points of the incident.

Police Chase Ends with Arrest of Man in Reston

Just around 9:45 in the evening, a police officer with the Fairfax County Police noticed a vehicle being driven recklessly and at high speeds near the intersection of Fairfax County Parkway and Stringfellow Court inside of the town of Fairfax itself. The officer then attempted to perform a traffic stop on the individual behind the wheel of the car, but this person decided that they did not want to be engaged in a traffic stop and instead attempted to flee from the pursuing officer.

Intoxicated Driver Causes Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash along I-66

Early this past Sunday, a Manassas resident who was driving along Interstate 66 caused a deadly three-vehicle crash, after which he attempted to flee the scene of the incident and escape from the pursuing authorities. According to the Virginia State Police, the accident took place close to 4:00 in the morning, on Interstate 66's westbound lanes. The accident location was inside of Fairfax County, but also only 1,000 feet to the east of the line separating Fairfax County and Prince William County.

Vienna Drunk Driver Crashes into Pole, Arrested

On Wednesday, police in Vienna arrested a driver on a suspected DUI after a car crashed a utility pole just off of Maple Avenue East. The report from the Vienna Police Department indicates that the crash occurred close to 1:00 in the morning. The car has not been described in any detail and the driver of the vehicle has not been named, however a series of details relating to the incident have been released.

Fairfax Police Officer Detains Two Underage Men After Traffic Stop

Last Tuesday night, an officer with the Fairfax Police Department pulled over a car after noticing both that the car's headlights were not turned on and that it was tailgating the vehicle in front of it. The car was first spotted around 10:00 at night, near to where Old Lee Highway and Fairfax Circle intersect. The Fairfax Police issued a statement indicating that, after noticing the dual traffic violations, their officer performed a routine traffic stop on the car. Exiting the police cruiser, the officer approached the stopped vehicle.

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