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Lovettsville woman arrested after reportedly driving recklessly, spitting on deputy

Maria R. Barzegar
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a high-speed pursuit on Thursday after a woman who assaulted a member of her own family.

Loudoun deputies, according to reports, initially located the assailant driving erratically on Route 287 around 1:15 p.m., passing other vehicles on a double yellow line. Although the deputy then initiated a traffic stop, the driver continued to speed ahead and pass other vehicles.

At one point, another motorist was forced off the roadway to dodge the fleeing vehicle as the assailant sped around a curve in the road. Shortly afterwards, the assailant sped through a red light and collided with another car, but then continued to speed onward.

The assailant eventually stopped near the ramp to Route 7 from Route 287 and attempted to flee on foot.

After a brief pursuit on foot, Loudoun deputies managed to catch the assailant and take her into custody. She was identified as Maria R. Barzegar, 21, of Lovettsville. Barzegar later spat on and hit the deputy, according to the LCSO.

Barzegar was charged with simple assault, assault on law enforcement, reckless driving and eluding. She remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.


21, and went from misdemeanor reckless driving to two felonies and mandatory jail time if convicted. Dumb.

Spitting on a deputy is a class 6 felony and a mandatory minimum of 6 months in jail.

Eluding is another class 6 felony.

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