Category Archives: DUI

More than 2,100 Drunk Drivers Taken Off the Street in 2017; Over 500 Arrests by the DWI Squad Alone

Our DWI squad had a very proactive and successful year in 2017 with a total of 513 arrests for DWI!  Last year was the first full year for our grant-funded DWI squad. This nine-officer unit was created in December of 2016, with the main goal of reducing impaired-related crashes through increased DWI enforcement.  The eight officers and one supervisor that

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Joint Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday Night

We will participate in a joint sobriety checkpoint with members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, July 15 from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. Sunday. The checkpoint will be held in the Centreville/Chantilly area. Remember, “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Please continue to follow us on Twitter, @fairfaxpolice and our blog, www.fcpdnews.wordpress.com for the latest information.

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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

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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

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Cruiser Crash Results in DWI Arrest

Mt. Vernon Police District – On Saturday, March 4, around 8:20 in the evening, an officer was driving his marked 2009 Ford Taurus northbound on Richmond Highway near Arlington Drive. At the same time, a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, traveling south on Richmond Highway, approaching Arlington Drive, turned in front of the cruiser. The cars collided in the intersection. Fortunately, the

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Walk Like MADD 5K and Help Us Bring Awareness to End Drunk Driving

The Fairfax County Police Department will join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on Saturday, October 29, at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, at 8 a.m., for a 5K. This effort is to help bring awareness to the dangers of driving while drunk. Two out of three people will be affected in their lifetime by a drunk driver

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Cruisers Struck During Weekend Pursuit

  Officers charged a 30-year-old, District of Columbia man, after a pursuit that began around 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, February 21. A 1996 Toyota sedan was observed with improper license plates and the driver was suspected of being under the influence. Multiple officers attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver ignored the officers’ orders to stop and fled. 

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