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Loudoun sheriff’s office charges seven with driving under the influence over MLK weekend

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least seven people over the weekend with driving under the influence, with one of the arrestees being underage.

-Around 10:27 p.m. Friday, LCSO responded to the 41000 block of Grenata Preserve Place in Leesburg in reference to a vehicle that was following the caller. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Charles M. Harris, 31, of Purcellville, LCSO officials said. Harris was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

-LCSO deputies responded to a call for a car that had run off the road around 11:02 p.m. Saturday. The driver, identified as Ambar R. Harm, 36, had hit a guard rail and run off the road, LCSO officials said. Harm, of Ranson, West Virginia, was transported to a local hospital as a result of her non-life threatening injuries. She was released on a summons for driving under the influence and was released to the custody of the hospital staff.

-Also on Saturday, LCSO deputies responded around 11:38 p.m. to the 26000 block of Iverson Drive in Chantilly in reference to a vehicle that crashed into two parked cars. Deputies identified the driver as Jocelyn G. Molina, 25. Molina, of Chantilly, who was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and refusal of breath test. She was released from the detention center on a personal recognizance bond.

-Around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, deputies saw a car speeding. They identified the driver as Daud A. Bhatti, 26. Bhatti, of Chantilly, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, refusal of breath test and reckless driving. He was released from the detention center on an unsecured bond.

-Also on Sunday, around 5:45 a.m., a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 704 in Hamilton. They identified the driver as Jenna K. Barr. Barr, of Round Hill, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and possession of alcohol under 21. She was released form the detention center on a personal recognizance bond.

-Around 12:50 a.m. Monday, the sheriff's office received a report of a driver who almost hit a building and then struck a curb while trying to park at the 25000 block of South Riding Boulevard in Chantilly. Deputies found the vehicle and identified the driver as Russell C. Barton, 56. Barton, of Chantilly, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. He was released from the detention center on a personal recognizance bond.

-Around 1:02 a.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to the 43000 block of Eagle Bend Square in Leesburg in reference to a vehicle that crashed into a parked car. Deputies identified the driver was as Kaitlin A. Pyle, 21. Pyle, of Leesburg, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and refusal of breath test. She is being held at the detention center pending bond review when she is sober, LCSO officials said.

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Research studies have been conducted which indicate that on a weekend night up to 10% of all drivers on the road are under the influence of either alcohol, drugs, or both. If LCSO arrested seven drivers for DUI/DWI, then there were probably at least seventy drunk/drugged drivers on the roads of Loudoun County over the three-day weekend.This means that driving on a three-day weekend is particularly dangerous for a sober driver.


4 of the 7 were women?  Never would have guessed that.  I would say Uber home but maybe in a group of at least 2.


3 from Chantilly, what’s up with that? Why is a young lady under 21 drinking/driving at 5:45AM?


3 day weekends make all the idiots come out. At least no innocents were harmed.

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