Charges announced following high speed chase ending in Warren County

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

The Virginia State Police announced charges stemming from the high speed chase Saturday, February 3rd.

Scott A. Parsons, 34, of Pennsylvania was charged with one count of eluding law enforcement, tampering with a vehicle, reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, speeding, and driving without a valid license.

Parsons was also wanted in Shenandoah County on multiple felony warrants.

The pursuit was initiated by Winchester Police and traveled south on interstate 81 from mile marker 312 until the Volkswagen Jetta took exit 302 into Middletown.

The vehicle hit a pole in a convenience store parking lot then continued to Reliance Road into Warren County.

Parsons reached speeds of up to 125 mph during the pursuit before running off the road on the 2800 block of Guard Hill Road.

He fled on foot before being apprehended with the assistance of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for minor injuries then transported to RSW Regional Jail where he is held without bond.

A female passenger was detained and released without any charges.

No citizens or law enforcement were injured in the pursuit.

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Frederick county sheriff’s office issues warning

The Frederick County Sheriff Office is warning citizens about speeding after citing a 16-year-old driver for reckless driving.

The young driver was traveling 96 mph on a county road, not
interstate.

While speeding is often considered a victimless crime, there can be serious consequences.

Speed related crashes cause property damage, personal injury or death and it doesn’t have to a high rate of speed.

Bottom line is:

  •  Anything 20 mph over a posted speed limit, or over 85 mph, can be considered Reckless Driving by Speed.
  • Reckless Driving in Virginia is a Class 1 Misdemeanor that carries possible jail time.
  • A driver convicted in Frederick County for a reckless speed above 100 mph will most likely be given the chance to reflect upon their poor choices from inside the Northwestern Regional Adult
    Detention Facility

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Drunk driving hit and run on K-9 patrol vehicle

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.

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FCSO rescue unconscious driver from pond

Frederick County Sheriff’s (FCSO) report the rescue of an unconscious driver from a pond off of Papermill Road.

FCSO responded to a call Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. responded to reports of an SUV that had driven off the road and into a pond in the area of Papermill Road and Harrison Lane.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they could see the SUV submerged up to the hood of the vehicle and the driver slumped over the steering wheel.

Deputies entered the water and removed the unconscious driver, Michael Surgent of Mechanicsville, from the vehicle.

The driver was given a dose of Narcan and regained consciousness.

Aerosol cans were recovered from his vehicle and it’s believed he was huffing chemicals which led to him losing control of the vehicle.

He is charged with huffing chemicals, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

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FCSO searches for wanted man

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office reports that Billy Frye has been apprehended in West Virginia and awaits extradition.

He is wanted for several warrants including failure to appear in court, reckless driving, dumping trash, and a few other charges.

He may be driving a newer style blue Ford F150 with Virginia plates reading TVT8536.

If you have information on Frye’s whereabouts, contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office directly, the CrimeSolvers hotline, or the P3 app.

For a picture of Frye and the FCSO wanted poster, click here.

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VSP investigates fatal crash in Page County

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Virginia State Police are investigating a five car crash that left two people dead on Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred at the intersection of 340 and Route 662.

The driver of a Honda Pilot was traveling south on 340 and swerved to avoid two vehicles making a left turn.

The Honda sideswiped both turning cars and then crossed the centerline and collided with a Ford E-350 which then hit a Ford F-150 also traveling south.

The F-150 then caught on fire.

The driver of the Honda, Tina Wofford, 43, of Howell, NJ, suffered minor injuries and was charged with reckless driving.

Both the driver and passenger in the Ford F-150 died at the scene and neither were wearing seatbelts.

No other drivers were injured in the crash which remains under investigation.

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VSP update Thursday’s RV crash

The Virginia State Police provided updates on their investigation of the accident involving an RV that collided with a tractor trailer that shutdown I-66 for 8 hours Sept. 8 to Sept. 9.

An email from Virginia State Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirms 2 deaths in the accident.

The driver of the RV, Ifreke Inyang, 25, of Houston Texas, was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Two passengers, Lenisha T. Simon, 39, and Brenda M. Oyervides, 24, also from Houston, died at the scene.

Another passenger was flown to INNOVA Fairfax for treatment of life threatening injuries.

Four other passengers and the driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals.

None of the passengers in the RV were wearing a seat belt.

Inyang was charged with reckless driving and driving without a valid license.

The crash remains under investigation.

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FCSO reminds motorists of school bus safety

Children are back to school across the Valley with Frederick County Public Schools returning on Monday.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorists to be extra cautious in school zones and around buses.

School zone signs will be turned back on during designated times.

Some of those with lower speed limits enforced.

Passing a school bus from any direction is a Class 1 misdemeanor under the Reckless Driving statute.

This is important because children entering or exiting a bus can be unpredictable.

The only time motorists can pass a school bus with it’s stop sign out is if the roadway is divided by a positive barrier like a grassy median or jersey wall.

Cars travelling in the same direction the bus must stop but those on the other side of the barrier may continue.

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