An Aldie man who has been arrested six times in Loudoun County so far this year is back behind bars after an alleged drunken driving pursuit with a deputy Friday night.
According to the report, Deputy T. Nichols observed a vehicle failing to maintain proper lane control and almost hitting his cruiser on Sycolin Road just before 10 p.m. Sept. 7. As the deputy initiated a traffic stop, the driver slammed on his brakes and changed lanes and then accelerated, striking a left side guardrail. The vehicle then crossed into the right lane and continued until it stopped in the roadway near Rt. 15 and Fort Evans Road. The deputy approached the vehicle and found the driver and his passenger both slumped over.
The driver was identified as Michael L. Jackson, 49. He was arrested and charged with felony eluding, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended driver’s license, obstruction of justice, refusal of a breath test, and cited for failure to maintain proper lane control and not wearing a seatbelt. He was held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center pending the posting of secured bond.
The passenger in the car, Damon A. Walker, 50, of Haymarket, also was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the jail on an unsecured bond.
According to Loudoun County District and Circuit court records, Jackson has an extensive arrest record. In fact, he was charged just two days earlier with public intoxication and released on a personal recognizance bond. That was his third arrest on that charge this year, with the prior arrests in January and April. In March, Jackson was detained on a fugitive warrant and then charged with assaulting a deputy at the jail. In addition to public intoxication arrests that date back to 2008, Jackson has prior arrests for assault, obstruction of justice, abduction and larceny—26 charges in all during the past 10 years.
A hearing on the most recent charges is scheduled for Oct. 31 in Loudoun County District Court.