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Man Charged With Hitting Parked Cars, Assaulting Police Officer

by Bridget Reed Morawski March 28, 2018 at 2:35 pm 0

A Falls Church man was arrested overnight after police say he assaulted an Arlington officer following a hit and run in Clarendon.

Rene Lopez, 30, was arrested and charged with assault on police, driving under the influence, and hit and run.

The incident started around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of N. Irving Street, which is close to several popular Clarendon bars.

Lopez is alleged to have struck two cars before abandoning his vehicle and leaving the scene on foot.

After officers contacted Lopez and requested that he return to the scene, he returned by taxi but wouldn’t get out of the vehicle, according to a crime report.

From the police report:

At approximately 11:28 p.m. on March 27, police were dispatched to a hit and run that had just occurred. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located the striking vehicle and two parked vehicles with damage. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. Officers developed a suspect description, contacted the driver and requested he return to the scene. When the suspect arrived by taxi, he refused to exit the vehicle and would not comply with the lawful commands of the officers. As the officers were attempting to secure the suspect, he allegedly became combative and struck an officer. Rene Lopez, 30, of Falls Church was arrested and charged with Assault on Police, Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run. He was held on no bond.

Photo courtesy Arlington County Police Department

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