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Herndon man charged with eluding police, stealing vehicle, DUI after multi-jurisdictional chase

A Herndon man was arrested after leading the Fairfax County Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on a car chase Tuesday night.

FCPD notified LCSO that officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle on Route 7 eastbound shortly before 11 p.m.. LCSO deputies took over the pursuit at the county line, Loudoun officials said.

The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Route 7 and Cardinal Glen Circle in Sterling, and the driver was identified as Abdullah Anwar, 23, of Herndon. Anwar was arrested and charged with felony eluding, auto theft, driving under the influence of alcohol (second in five years), driving on suspended license (DWI related), reckless driving and refusal of a breath test.

He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond and charges are pending from FCPD.


Verified on the LCSO website, although they have the date of the second incident listed incorrectly as 12/8…should be 12/12. Got out of jail on bail and four days later committed exactly the same offense. He’s a danger to the public. Why does he get out on bail so he can endanger everyone again?

Not the first time he’s done exactly that. On Friday the 8th he was clocked at 107 near Rt28/Rt7 and pursued to near the Olive Garden in Sterling. He was then arrested with charges for the reckless speeding (two charges from different officers), eluding, driving revoked, DWI and refusing blood/breath test and grand larceny for stealing that car from Herndon.  Good thing he was allowed to bail out. 

But wait there’s more.  In Fairfax he already is facing previous charges for theft of a firearm and grand larceny.  Released on personal recognizance no less. Then a month and half later added on two assault charges and bailed out.

You can only imagine about what else he must doing when he’s not getting caught.

What a great system.  Meanwhile for a comparatively far minor charge same the magistrates will impose what can only be considered a punitive bail amount upon someone exercising their constitutional right to a lawyer when they “lawyer up.”

This is what happens when so many cases end up “nolle prosequi” or the sentence little to non-existent.  They just keep on doing it.

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