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

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on January 6, 2018

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.

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Manassas Man Charged with Hit-and-Run and DUI

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on December 1, 2017

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.

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Car Chase through Dunn Loring Results in DUI Charges

By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on November 17, 2017

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.

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