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Car Crashes into Utility Pole in Fairfax County, DUI Issued

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on March 18, 2018

A single-car crash that took place in the city of Dunn Loring early this past Wednesday resulted in an extremely dangerous situation after live electrical wires were scattered across the street. Police and firefighters from various units across Fairfax County responded to the accident and a report was issued shortly after the initial cleanup and investigation was completed.

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Police Chase in Fairfax County Ends after Man is Hit by Own Car

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on March 8, 2018

A police chase through Hybla Valley this past Sunday ended in an embarrassing way for the fleeing individual after their efforts to elude the authorities ended when their own car ran them over. Statements from the Fairfax County Police as well as dash-cam video taken from one of the officer’s cruisers indicate that the entire interaction began after an on-duty officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop on a car that was driving erratically down the road.

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Fairfax County Police Search for Driver Responsible for Hit-and-Run

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on February 19, 2018

Police throughout Fairfax County are on the lookout for a driver believe to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that took place last Monday. According to the official report, the incident happened early in the morning along the Fairfax County Parkway and involved at least two cars.

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Intoxicated Driver Arrested after Colliding with Parked Car in Vienna

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on February 17, 2018

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.

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Police Chase Ends in DUI Charges for Herndon Man

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on February 10, 2018

Police in Herndon found themselves involved in a fast chase down the Herndon Parkway a couple of Saturdays ago after a routine traffic stop led to the suspect pulling away from the officer instigating the interaction. According to the official report, an unnamed officer with the Herndon Police Department was on patrol near Autumn Place and Summerfield Drive when they, for reasons that were not detailed in the official statement, spotted a motorist behaving in a way that alerted the officer to a potential problem.

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Alexandria Teens Arrested After Crashing Stolen Car

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on February 9, 2018

Late in January, two teenagers from Alexandria were in Prince William County when they decided to steal a car. The vehicle, a Honda Accord, was sitting in a driveway and the teenagers were able to enter the car, start it, and drive it away before the car’s owner could do anything to try and deter them.

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Fatal Fairfax County DUI Crash Results in Prison Sentence

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on February 5, 2018

A car accident that took place last summer has finally reached the sentencing phase after police with the Alexandria Police Department concluded their investigation into the accident’s surrounding details. According to the official report, Vasquez, a 27-year-old resident of Fairfax County, was convicted on several accounts of aggravated manslaughter. It is believed that both of these accounts relate to the fact that Vasquez was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

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Drastic Increase in DWI Arrests Throughout Fairfax County in 2017

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on January 12, 2018

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.

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Police Chase in Herndon Ends with Numerous Charges, Including DUI

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on January 8, 2018

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.

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Fatal New Year’s Crash on GW Parkway

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on January 7, 2018

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.

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