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On April 16th at approximately 1:30 am, a K-9 deputy of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a traffic stop for speeding at the Battlefield ramp in Leesburg off of Route 7 West.
While writing the driver a summons, another vehicle crashed into the police vehicle with the deputy and canine inside.
The deputy was able to follow the driver who initially fled the scene at reckless speeds before eventually stopping.
The driver, Robert Charles Neumister, 40, of Stephenson, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested and charged with Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, Eluding, and Narcotics possession.
He was taken to Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, where he is held without bond.
The officer and K-9 were unharmed in the incident.