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Numerous Alcohol-Related Arrests on Saturday

by ARLnow.com — March 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm 928 42 Comments

Police car (file photo)Thanks in part to pre-St. Patrick’s Day revelry, Arlington County Police had their hands full with alcohol-related offenses on Saturday.

The day’s festivities included the Four Courts Four Miler race in Courthouse Saturday morning and the Shamrock Crawl bar crawl in Clarendon that afternoon and evening.

There were a total of 6 arrests for Drunk in Public on Saturday, including 5 incidents in the Clarendon area, according to ACPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. There were also 7 arrests for Driving Under the Influence on Saturday, he said. By contrast, a planned DUI checkpoint on Friday yielded no DUI arrests, according to Sternbeck.

There were also two significant fights reported on Saturday.

One incident happened just past 9:00 p.m., near the intersection of Wilson Blvd and N. Garfield Street in Clarendon. The incident started, police say, when the victim accidentally spilled a beer on a woman in a restaurant. An altercation ensued and staff at the restaurant had to separate the parties. At that point, altercation spilled outside the restaurant.

During the fight, police say, the victim’s head struck either a low wall or a curb, producing a significant head wound. The victim was found conscious but bleeding heavily, and was transported to George Washington University Hospital. Two Alexandria men were subsequently arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding by Mob.

From the ACPD daily crime report:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING BY MOB, 03/09/13, 1400 block of N. Garfield Street. At 9:05 pm on March 9, an altercation inside a restaurant bar, continued into the street. A victim sustained a significant laceration to his forehead and was transported to GW hospital. DC Danh, 28, of Alexandria, VA and Donny Danh, 27, of Alexandria, VA, were arrested and charged with malicious wounding by mob. They were held without bond.

Early Saturday morning, in another alcohol-related incident, two people were arrested for assaulting a cab driver and an apartment concierge.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 03/09/13, 900 block of N. Randolph Street. At 4:13 am on March 9, two subjects exited a cab without paying and once confronted by the driver, physically assaulted him by punching and kicking him repeatedly. A residence concierge witnessed the attack and attempted to aid the victim, but was punched as well. Ramnik Aulakh, 30, of Arlington, VA, and Elizabeth Arias, 29, of Bowie, MD, were arrested and charged with malicious wounding, defrauding a taxi and drunk in public. They were held without bond.

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  • Alice

    Where did the DUI check point end up being?

    • Lotus

      I saw it Friday night on Washington St right before Glebe.

  • novasteve

    Yeah, but at least you can’t you know what in bars. we are all safe as a result.

    • Jim

      I’m pretty sure the homeless guy who is always fisting Steve can compose a more coherent sentence.

    • tumblebum

      I understand your sentence perfectly.

  • ARLrez

    Actually surprising there weren’t more arrests related to that bar crawl.

  • James Moron

    DC and Donny Dahn? Seriously?

  • b-money

    I cannot fathom what would bring someone to decide that beating up a cabbie makes more sense than paying the fare. Especially someone who lives on 9th and Randolph, where rent isn’t exactly cheap.

    • Bill

      Have you ever been insanely drunk? It can tip the scale of reason sometimes.

      • Josh S

        I think even being plain ol drunk can do it, too.

        • The Dope of South Arlington

          Especially when it comes to interactions with some of these ESL cabbies.

          • JC

            hey look one of the dbags can type!

    • Mary-Austin

      Have you seen the number of Dbags that pay to live in that area? Things can get a little crazy especially when you have your buds from bowie over. #conlosterroristas

  • ph7

    By contrast, a planned DUI checkpoint on Friday yielded no DUI arrests, according to Sternbeck.

    That’s because the drivers had nothing to drink, sir.

    • Arlington Chris

      No judgment.

    • ARL

      Because drunk driving is bad?

  • John Fontain

    Where’s the bar crawl pics?

    • John

      Pick up your pants, for crissakes.

  • Random Donk

    Yeah, but how much HPV and herpes were contracted?!

  • novasteve

    Was this a practice run for the beer trolley?

    • drax

      No. Beer trolleys tend to be law abiding and peaceful.

  • TC

    These “bar crawls” should be banned.

    • ph7

      Yes, let’s ban something that is enormously popular because you don’t like it.

      • novasteve

        Isn’t that why most bans exist?

      • torsionbar

        I’m pretty sure that’s the “logic” most anti-2nd-amendment folks use. They don’t have any data to prove their point, so they want to ban because they “just don’t like it”.

    • Jesus Shuttlesworth

      Hey, Mitt Romney. The rest of the world drinks alcohol. Get used to it or build your time machine back to the prohibition era.

      • Brigham

        I’ll cut my alcohol consumption in half if I can double the number of 17 year old sister-wives I can take.

        • drunk

          Get the 17 year olds drunk and you can have both.

          Hence a bar crawl.

  • Don Danh

    Oh those Danh brothers. What a bunch of trouble makers. Just like their sisters Clair N. Danh and R. Ling-Danh.

    • drax

      And their Serbian cousin, Bratislav “Balls” Dahn.

  • Jeff

    “This story surprises me!”

    …said no one ever.

  • GoodOmens

    That would explain the cop car chasing the ambulance going down 13th St early Saturday evening.

  • Clarendon Bro

    Zippy clue what i got myself into Saturday night. One minute I was drinking somebtasty green Milly Lights, the next i’m waking up in this rando chick’s bed and p*ssing razor blades.

  • Ahhlington

    1400 N. Garfield is the block that Hunan One is on. Shocker. I wonder at what point Arlington County will shut down that s-hole, that has now been taken over by every Chad and Trixie d-bag in Clarendon.

    • Mary-Austin

      I don’t mind Hunan. It’s not any worse than the other Clarendon douchetablishments and it’s not a complete rip-off.

      • Agree

        Yeah, not really sure what the objection is to H1. Did (a) the bouncers not let you in, (b) the bartenders ignore you, or (c) the girl patrons deny you?

    • ARL

      Because the County has the power to, and ought to, shut down businesses based on you not liking its clientele?

  • RunningWriting

    But people keep telling me that Clarendon is Utopia on Earth, where you have access to everything and you never have to leave? How is this possible?

    • ARL

      How is your comment possible?

      • torsionbar

        Kinja. That’s how.

  • Clarendon Cruiser

    Now this story is evidence of VIBRANCY…!

  • EGP13

    2 vs 1 wow shows how much of vaginas they are.

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