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ACPD: Unlicensed drunk driver struck two cars, bit police officer and tried to grab gun

Police car at night (file photo courtesy Kevin Wolf)

A 25-year-old woman is facing a number of charges after a series of crashes.

Police say the Arlington resident first crashed into a parked car with people inside along Washington Blvd, shortly before 10 p.m. this past Thursday. She allegedly fled that scene but soon crashed into another car, causing her vehicle to flip over, Arlington County police said.

The scene, in the Lyon Park neighborhood south of Clarendon, was captured and posted on social media by local public safety watcher Dave Statter.

The suspect — who did not have a driver’s license — also allegedly bit an officer after being taken into custody and tried to grab an officer’s gun while at the hospital, according to police.

The ACPD crime report item is below.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2024-02220253, Washington Boulevard at 3rd Street N. At approximately 9:47 p.m. on February 22, police were dispatched to the report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries. It was determined the suspect was travelling eastbound on Washington Boulevard when she allegedly hit a parked, occupied vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene and was travelling westbound on Washington Boulevard when she struck another traveling vehicle, resulting in her vehicle flipping over. No injuries were reported by the occupants of the two struck vehicles. Responding officers located the suspect on scene and detained her on suspicion of driving under the influence. While in custody, the suspect became combative and bit an officer. She was then transported to an area hospital for medical evaluation. While at the hospital, the suspect became aggressive and grabbed the handle of an officer’s firearm before being restrained. [The suspect], 25, of Arlington, Va. was arrested and charged with Assault on Police, Disarming a Police Officer, Driving Under the Influence, Hit and Run and No Driver’s License. She was held without bond.

A person of the same name and approximate age was profiled in a 2022 Washington Post article about homeless individuals in Arlington being housed at a Days Inn motel during the pandemic.

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