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Transformer Struck by Drunk Driver in Farmville, Massive Power Outages Follow

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on August 27, 2018

On the night of Monday, August 20th, a 28-year-old Burkeville resident was driving their 2014 Ford Fiesta down the southern lanes of Midtown Avenue in Farmville when they lost control of their vehicle and collided with a transformer. According to the official report from the Farmville Police Department, the drunk driver accident took place at close to 9:30 in the evening after the 28-year-old left an unspecified location after consuming what is believed to be an irresponsible amount of alcohol.

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Virginia Driver Behind Fatal I-95 Crash Given DUI

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

On Saturday, July 28th, police working for the Virginia State Police within the city of Springfield rushed to an area close to the Fairfax County Parkway in response to reports of a collision between several vehicles. The police were joined by emergency response crews from other departments such as EMTs and paramedics. It is not clear if the caller to the authorities was aware that there were injuries at the scene of the crash or not, but the presence of the emergency medical teams was sadly necessary.

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Man Arrested on DUI after Hitting Fire Truck and Fleeing in Stafford County

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on July 30, 2018

Early on Friday, July 27th, an officer was on patrol close to mile marker 135 on Interstate 95-South in Stafford County when he watched a silver car approach an area where a fire truck was blocking traffic from traveling down the right lane of the highway. The initial reports on the incident indicated that the fire truck was positioned in order to protect investigators and emergency response crews who were working on clearing up an accident that had taken place prior to this incident, although it is not clear exactly what the nature of that crash was.

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20-Year-Old Receives DUI in Vienna

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on July 27, 2018

Reports from the Vienna Police Department indicate that members of the force had cause to arrest an individual on July 18th on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. According to these reports, the incident that resulted in the arrest began shortly before noon, at 11:45 in the morning. Vienna Police responded to reports of an accident that happened in a parking lot located at 386 Maple Avenue East, and when they arrived they found a driver who is assumed to be the person behind the accident.

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Early Morning Crash in Reston Kills Two

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

This past Sunday, July 15th, several people were traveling through Fairfax County when they were involved in a car accident. Reports from the Fairfax County Police Department indicate that the incident happened along the Fairfax County Parkway, inside the city of Reston, and around 2:00 in the morning.

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Woman Arrested on DUI After Traffic Stop in Fairfax

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

Fairfax County Police have issued a brief news bulletin on a DUI arrest that took place on June 11th after an officer working within the city of Fairfax pulled over a driver as part of a routine traffic stop. Preliminary information suggests that the incident was not connected to any sort of collision or injury, but that instead the driver of the car was driving their vehicle in a way that the on-duty police officer found to be erratic and potentially dangerous. The report did not indicate if any other traffic laws were violated (such as running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign), and all we know is that the driver pulled over by the Fairfax County Police Officer was piloting their vehicle in a way that led the officer to believe there might be a problem within the cab.

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Fairfax Woman Charged with DUI After Arrest

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

A 22-year-old Fairfax County Resident was driving their car near the intersection of Fairfax Boulevard and Picket Road in Fairfax on Friday, June 8th, when they passed an on-duty police officer who noticed something amiss with the vehicle’s operation. According to a report from the Fairfax County Police Department, the car was spotted by the police officer shortly after 1:30 in the morning, which suggests that they had been out during the previous night and had remained out until the early hours of the following morning.

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Fairfax City Woman Receives Early Morning DUI

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on May 29, 2018

A 53-year-old Fairfax City resident was arrested and charged with a DUI after an officer working with the Fairfax County Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Monday, May 21st. A short report on the incident was issued by the Fairfax County Police Department, and it includes the information that the incident happened shortly after midnight. Due to the time of night when the incident took place, it is highly possible that the officer involved in the traffic stop was on the lookout for drivers behaving in a way that might suggest intoxication.

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man on DUI Charges

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on May 2, 2018

On a Monday late in April, a police officer in the the Loudoun County town of Sterling was on patrol somewhere in the city. It was early in the morning, and the officer in question was in their cruiser, watching traffic and ensuring that all passing motorists were obeying the posted road rules and generally driving safely. Shortly before 2:00 in the morning, the officer received a call over their radio indicating that there was a rear-end collision that was close to their vicinity. The officer then redirected their vehicle to the area reported in the call.

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Numerous Charges, Including DUI, for Teen in Fairfax County

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on May 2, 2018

A report from the Sully District Station inside of Fairfax County details an incident that took place early in the morning of Saturday, April 21st, along the 13000 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. An officer working with the Fairfax County Police Department was on patrol in the area when they noticed a car driving by swerve out of its lane. It is not clear how long the car was in the wrong lane, or if it was able to correct its course shortly after the mistake, but the swerve was enough for the officer to become suspicious.

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