FAIRFAX SLEUTH BUSTED UP HIS RIDE IN DUI WRECK, SAY POLICE
Fairfax County Police report that a detective assigned to the Fairfax Criminal Investigation Division was arrested in Stafford County, Virginia, for driving under the influence. The detective was off-duty and driving his county vehicle at the time of the arrest. The county vehicle was found with front-end damage. PFC Stephen Copp, a 15-year-veteran, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs Bureau investigation.
Stafford Sheriff reports that an off-duty Fairfax County detective was arrested for DUI while operating his unmarked police vehicle.
On September 9th at 12:24 a.m. Deputy J.D. Hurt observed a Ford Fusion disregarding a red traffic signal, nearly causing an accident at Courthouse Road and Hospital Center Boulevard intersection. A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver was identified as Stephen Copp, 57. Deputy Hurt determined Copp was an off-duty detective with the Fairfax County Police Department and was operating his unmarked law enforcement vehicle.
Copp had bloodshot, glassy eyes and an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He was charged with DUI, and the traffic signal violation, and the magistrate released him on an unsecured bond. The vehicle was released to the Fairfax County Police Department, and they have placed Copp on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation.
WILLIAM CASTRO WANTED IN ALEXANDRIA FOR DUI, RACKS UP NEW DUI CHARGE IN STAFFORD
A wanted intoxicated driver was arrested Friday night after an alert resident reported his behavior.
On September 9th at 11:40 p.m. Stafford Sheriff Deputy C.T. Richardson responded to a possible drunk driver turning from Tech Parkway onto Garrisonville Road. A witness reported the driver was stumbling around before falling into the driver’s seat and driving away.
The vehicle was located at the Sheetz, 1175 Garrisonville Road, and Deputy Richardson identified the driver as William Castro, 27, of Stafford. Castro had an odor of alcoholic beverage and was unsteady on his feet. He was subsequently arrested for DUI.
Castor’s legal troubles grew as Stafford Sheriff Deputy Richardson learned Castro was wanted in Alexandria for failure to appear for DUI and in Prince William for failure to appear for an assault. Castro was served the outstanding warrants and additionally charged with DUI second offense in five years, second offense refusal, and obstruction. He was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
The intersection of Kings Highway and Leonard Road, 9/5, 11:33 p.m. Deputy T.A. Vasquez observed a vehicle traveling 82 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Deputy Vasquez initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Jason Brewster, 41, of Fredericksburg, had glassy, bloodshot eyes and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Brewster was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
The intersection of Kings Highway and Blue and Gray Parkway, 9/5, 9:38 p.m. Deputy A.J. Deasy responded to a call of a vehicle not moving in the lane of travel. When Deputy Deasy arrived, he observed the driver asleep at the wheel. The driver, Jerry Cook Jr., 35, of Stafford, had glassy, bloodshot eyes. Cook was charged with driving under the influence and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Highpointe Boulevard/Mine Road, 9/7, 12:51 a.m. Stafford County Sheriff reports that Deputy J.W. Ahern stopped a reckless driver traveling at 57 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. The driver was identified as Andrew Turtu, 38, of Stafford. Turtu had glassy eyes and an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He was arrested for DUI and reckless driving and held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
Garrisonville Road/Staffordboro Boulevard, 9/8, 8:10 a.m. An alert resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report a possible intoxicated driver in a black Dodge Charger nearly causing an accident. The suspect had struck a curb and was headed eastbound on Garrisonville Road on a flat tire. Sergeant R.K. Pinkard located the Charger, which was now operating on two flat tires, and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Robert Reilly, 59, of Stafford. He was arrested for DUI and held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
TRAFFIC OFFENSE BY SUSPENDED DUI DRIVER
White Oak Road, 9/5, 6:13 a.m. Deputy S.C. Jett observed a motorcycle cut through a parking lot to avoid the traffic light. Deputy Jett initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Jason Dupree, 47, of Stafford, had his license suspended due to a DUI conviction. Deputy Jett wrote Dupree a summons for driving while suspended and Dupree was picked up by another family member.
2000 block of Richmond Highway, 8/26, 10:46 p.m. Stafford County Sheriff Deputy J.W. Hutcheson responded to a call of an accident. When Deputy Hutcheson arrived on the scene, there were two vehicles located in a ditch from the accident. The driver of the striking vehicle, Anderson Cruz-Romero, 22, of Maryland, had the strong odor of a beverage coming from his breath and glassy, bloodshot eyes. Romero was charged with driving under the influence and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on an unsecured bond.
Garrison Woods Drive, 8/27, 3:17 a.m. Stafford County Sheriff Deputy K.P. Hall responded to a call of a hit and run. The victim advised they were driving on Interstate 95 when their vehicle was struck and damaged by another vehicle. The victim followed the suspect’s vehicle. Deputy Hall arrived on the scene and made contact with Jessica Lewis, 35, of Woodbridge. Lewis had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath, as well as, glassy, bloodshot eyes. She was charged with driving under the influence and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.