UPDATE: Defendant Pleads Guilty to DWI in Crash that Injured Chief Roessler

During today’s court proceedings, the defendant in this case, Christie A. Edgar, plead guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of .26, in the December 12, 2016 crash that injured Chief Roessler. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Her driver’s license was also restricted pending her successful completion of an alcohol education program.

After the trial Chief Roessler said, “Justice has prevailed. I hope the defendant learns from the punishment imposed.”

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(May 2, 2017)                                                 UPDATE

Woman Charged with DWI After Crashing into Chief’s Cruiser to Appear in Court


Sully Police District – Chief Roessler will appear in Fairfax County General District Court, Traffic Division tomorrow, May 3, at 9:30. He will be there as the Commonwealth’s witness in the case involving Christie A. Edgar, the Centreville woman who crashed into the Chief’s police cruiser on December 12, 2016 and was subsequently charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

During this type of court proceeding, the defendant would be asked to enter a plea; guilty, not guilty, or no contest. The third plea, no contest, simply means that a defendant is not pleading guilty, but acknowledges that the Commonwealth has enough evidence for a conviction. Depending upon the plea, the judge would hear testimony from both parties and then render a decision and impose a sentence.

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(December 13, 2016)

Chief Roessler Injured in Crash; Woman Charged with DWI

Sully Police District – Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr. is back to work this morning after he was involved in a collision in Centreville in which the other driver was charged with driving drunk. The Chief was driving his unmarked police cruiser, a 2017 Ford Explorer, southbound on Lee Highway at around 8:40 p.m. on Monday, December, 12. He stopped for a red traffic signal at Lee Highway and Stone Road. A Nissan SUV then rear-ended his cruiser. The Chief immediately reported the crash to our dispatchers, using the police radio in his cruiser. Fortunately, he only had minor injuries and was taken to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for evaluation and treatment. He was released late last night. The driver of the SUV, 40-year-old Christie A. Edgar, of Centreville, was arrested at the scene. She was taken to the Adult Detention Center (ADC) and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. She was released from the ADC at around 9:30 this morning.

A 48-year-old man who was a passenger in Edgar’s SUV, was released at the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has information about this incident is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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