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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responds to at least 14 alcohol-related incidents

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office made arrests in at least 14 alcohol-related incidents in the three-day span between Friday and early Monday, according to incident reports.

Brian S. Smith, 31, of Maryland, was charged with drunk in public and possession of marijuana at 7:22 p.m. on Saturday after a Loudoun deputy observed his vehicle stopped at the intersection of Trade Drive and Weekley Court in Sterling. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured $1,500 bond.

Antonio Argueta-Cruz, 22, of Manassas, was charged with DWI, driving without a license and driving with an open container on Sunday at 10:43 p.m. Loudoun deputies responded to reports of an unresponsive driver inside a running vehicle parked in the area of East Maple Avenue and Circle Drive in Sterling. Argueta-Cruz remained held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center earlier Monday.

Peter A. Radvanyi, 47, of Leesburg, was charged with drunk in public after Loudoun deputies found him intoxicated near Exchange Street and Easthampton Plaza in Ashburn around 11:43 p.m. Friday night. Radvanyi was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Timothy G. Goodrich, 52, of Bristow, was charged with drunk in public around 1:30 a.m. Saturday after attempting to re-enter a business after being removed, in the 20400 block of Exchange Street in Ashburn. Goodrich was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Melissa A. Roberts, 26, of Fairfax, was charged with drunk in public at 1:17 a.m. on Sunday in the 43200 block of Tournament Parkway in Ashburn. Deputies responded to the area where a suspect was attempting to gain entry into a gated area. Roberts was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Lawrence T. Charles, 32, of Ashburn, was charged with drunk in public around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, after deputies found him intoxicated near the roadway at the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and George Washington Boulevard in Ashburn. Charles was also served on a capias on a probation violation. He remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

Stephen A. Parisi, 39, of Florida, was charged with DUI at 12:53 a.m. Saturday morning after Loudoun deputies found him in his vehicle, parked behind a business in the 44700 block of Brimfield Drive in Ashburn. Parisi was released on a $1,000 bond.

Anthony O. Martinez, 20, of Broadlands, was charged with underage possession of alcohol at 12:46 a.m. Sunday. Deputies responded to a residence for a noise violation and possible party. Several juveniles were located walking in the area of the party and were returned to their parents. A resident at the home was disorderly and uncooperative. Martinez was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Earl D. Jennings, 31, of Ashburn, was charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license around 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Deputies responded to the scene of a three vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn, in which one driver rear-ended the vehicle in front of him, causing that vehicle to strike a third. Jennings, the driver at fault, remains held at Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

Michael B. Punch, 63, of Leesburg, was charged with drunk in public at 5:34 p.m. Sunday after Loudoun deputies responded to reports of a man lying on the ground near the intersection of Cochran Mill Road and Durham Court in Leesburg. Punch was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Kirk R. Forsythe, 45, of Ashburn, was charged with drunk in public at 2:17 a.m. Monday morning in the 43800 block of Central Station Drive in Ashburn after deputies responded to the area to assist rescue. Forsythe remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Andrew J. Thapa, 20, of Chantilly, was charged with drunk in public around 4:49 a.m. Sunday morning. Deputies responded to reports of an unknown male on the back deck of a residence who was throwing items in the 26100 block of Glasgow Drive in Chantilly. Thapa was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Ashley L. Wacker, 21, of Purcellville, was charged with drunk in public at 1:10 a.m. Sunday morning. Deputies responded to the area of the 36400 block of Stony Point Road in Purcellville following reports of a possible party. Upon the arrival of deputies, Wacker was reportedly behaving disorderly and not complying with the deputy’s commands. Wacker was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Eva M. Roth, 27, of Leesburg, was charged with DWI around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, after deputies responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of East Colonial Parkway and Charles Town Pike in Leesburg. Roth was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

Comments


Alcoholism is a disease and needs to be treated as such.  My heart disease won’t get better because I talk about it.  Individuals who want help need to see healthcare professionals, just like with other diseases.


Choc - Actually, drinking wine before breastfeeding is recommended.


I find it odd that alcohol is the root cause of so many deaths, crimes, broken homes, spousal/child abuse and more and yet, alcohol is 100% socially acceptable.  Whereas, AA helps people get their lives turned around spiritually, mentally and physically BUT it’s completely anonymous and taboo to discuss.


Alcohol is abused by many around me.  I see my neighbors, who have young children, hammering back beers nearly every weekend.  I see a mother who is drinking wine one moment and then breast feeding the next.  Loudoun is being taken over by this dangerous drug.  Everybody is so dismissive of the true effects but it’s a very harmful and toxic substance.  This drug leads to broken homes, shattered dreams, and yes, death.  Please stop drinking so much, Loudoun. Every moment that you spend pounding back a beer or liquor is a moment in life that you’ve truly missed and will never get back.  Walk your dog, take care of your family, drink some water, just try to be sober for once!


It is a big money making scheme. More bars equals more DUI’s equals more money for the county and therefore the police.


Those numbers will only go up. Look whats happening in Downtown Leesburg. It is all about alcohol!


Loudoun puts in a bunch of fancy bars and then wonders why DUI rates are increasing.

Duh!!


Alcohol is far from the harmless thing that people pretend it is. In the United States ten percent—“24 million adults over age 18—consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week” (Ingraham, 2014, para. 3).

Profoundly addicted, these Americans are drinking well over half of the alcohol.

Like the tobacco industry, the alcoholic beverage industry depends on addiction.

Apart from horrific and untimely death in car collisions, alcohol is one of the top causes of preventable death, behind only tobacco—which itself causes one of every five deaths in the United States and one of every ten around the world—medical errors, and obesity/overweight:

“Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years [emphasis added]. Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2010 were estimated at $249 billion, or $2.05 a drink” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016, para. 1).

References

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016, July 25). Fact sheets: Alcohol use and your health. Retrieved from

Ingraham, C. (2014, September 25). Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. Washington Post. Retrieved from

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