Friday, March 8, 2013
A Woodbridge man was charged with grand larceny, assault and battery and destruction of property, Prince William County Police said.
A Woodbridge man was arrested after a vehicle was reportedly stolen and wrecked on March 6, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. James Alexander Cetto, 21, was charged with hit and run, grand larceny of a vehicle, domestic assault and battery, destruction of property, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license, and unreasonable refusal of a breath test. Police initially responded to Ladue Court in Woodbridge for a domestic fight, Perok said. A 15-year-old Woodbridge male told police that he and Cetto were arguing in an apartment. "The argument escalated into a physical fight which moved into the main lobby of the apartment building causing about $350 in damages," Perok said. "…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Officers pursued the accused along Old Bridge Road.
Woodbridge resident Gael Melendez Marroquin, 18, was arrested and charged Sept. 8 for driving under the influence, eluding police, a hit and run and driving without an operator's license, Prince William County police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. Early in the morning of Sept. 8, a PWC police officer tried to stop a car near Old Bridge Road and Rolling Brook Drive. "The driver, later identified as the accused, ignored the officer's lights and siren and proceeded down Old Bridge Road to Occoquan Road then to Hylton Ave," Perok said in a statement. During the chase, Marroquin allegedly struck a curb and caused part of it to break off. "The accused then stopped the vehicle at Hylton Ave and Maple Leaf Court and fled on foot," Perok wrote…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Timothy Osborne was also charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
The following information comes from the Prince William County police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction. Woodbridge resident Timothy Osborne was charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly struggled with an officer during arrest, leaving the officer injured, Prince William County police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. Police originally stopped a vehicle in the 14300 block of Westway Lane in Dale City on July 17 at 5 a.m. "After stopping the vehicle, the driver, later identified as the accused, fled on foot," Perok said. "The officer was able to catch up to the accused and a struggle ensued. Additional officers arrived and were able to detain the …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
He was also charged with DUI, refusal to comply, noise violation, driving on a suspended driver's licence, giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer and possession of Schedule 1 drugs (methamphetamine).
On May 5, Lake Ridge resident Jameel Washington was charged with assault and battery on two law enforcement officers after PWC police reported that he used physical force to resist his arrest, police spokesperson Jonathan Merriman said. The officers first encountered Washington when they approached a vehicle playing loud music on Ensbrook Lake in Dale City at about 9:40 p.m. As they talked with those in the vehicle, the officers could reportedly smell alcohol in open containers. "The driver, Jameel Washington, became very agitated and aggressive during questioning and refused to comply after being told he was under arrest," Merriman said. "Both officers used physical force to try and control Mr. Washington, who became combative. Mr. …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Restaurant association: Law punishes anyone who has had 'one sip' over legal limit.
The American Beverage Institute, a restaurant trade association that represents more than 290 restaurants in Virginia alone, believes a new law requiring all first-time DUI offenders to install a Breathalyzer in their vehicle goes too far. The association has lobbied against such laws on the national level and in Virginia and a number of other states, saying it punishes anyone who has had "one sip" over the legal limit. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the tougher penalty into law last week. It goes into effect July 1. Currently, installing ignition locks is a punishment in Virginia reserved for repeat offenders or first-time convictions where a person's blood alcohol content, or BAC, is higher than 0.15. The state's legal limit is 0.08. Citing …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Starting July 1, DUI offenders will have to have an ignition interlock installed to their vehicle.
Friday, March 9, 2012
By Brian Hill Capital News Service RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed legislation that will require first-time DUI offenders in Virginia to install a Breathalyzer in their vehicle to prevent them from driving while intoxicated. The governor signed House Bill 279 on Wednesday. As a result, beginning July 1, all Virginians convicted of DUI will have to have an ignition interlock installed in their vehicle. Currently, that requirement applies only to repeat offenders. Virginia will “join just 15 other U.S. states in requiring this proven effective technology for all persons convicted of drunk driving,” Kurt Erickson, president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, said Thursday. His group campaigns against drunken driving. The …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Carlos Martinelly Montano was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the case that prompted calls for stricter immigration enforcement.
Carlos Martinelly Montano was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for the drunk-driving accident that killed a Prince William County nun and sparked controversy over immigration enforcement. Martinelly was convicted in October of felony murder and faced a sentence of up to 70 years in prison. The judge gave the lower 20-year sentence after acknowledging Martinelly's testimony of finding God in prison, WTOP reports. Martinelly had been arrested twice before for drunk driving and turned over to the Department of Homeland Security for deportation as an illegal immigrant, but DHS released him. Prince William County has sued DHS to make available documents related to Martinelly's release. “It is frustrating that we as a local government must…