Suspected DUI Driver Hits Deputy’s Cruiser

A Chantilly man was charged with DWI on Friday night after driving into the rear of a deputy’s cruiser during a traffic stop. It was one of several alleged drunken driving crashes reported over the weekend.

That crash happened at 9 p.m. on Loudoun County Parkway near Riding Center Drive. Arjun J. Patel, 25, was charged with DWI and then released from the Adult Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond.

In two crashes, the alleged drunken drivers ended up in ditches.

Just after 4 a.m. Saturday, a deputy was called to Whistle Stop Square near Trailside Square in Sterling, where a vehicle was stuck in a ditch near the W&OD Trail. The driver, Nestor A. Mendoza, 28, of Sterling, was charged with DWI and released on a personal recognizance bond.

Just before 4 p.m., deputies were called to North Sterling Boulevard near East Church Road to investigate a hit-and-run crash. The suspect vehicle was found in a ditch near Relocation Drive. The driver, Brayan L. Palma-Camacho, 24, of Herndon, was charged with DUI and released on a personal recognizance bond.

Another DWI-related hit-and-run crash was reported at midnight Saturday on Great Falls Plaza in Cascades. Deputies found the suspect vehicle on Sandband Square. The driver, Gregory N. Henry, 45, of Sterling, was charged with DUI and hit and run. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Another suspected drunken driver was detected when a deputy spotted him driving with a flat tire on Rt. 50 near Elk Lick Road at 4:30 Saturday morning. Luis Jimenez, 30, of Ashburn, was charged with DUI and refusal to take a breath test. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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