Ronald B. Smith mugshot

Ronald B. Smith

A man was arrested Jan. 29 after allegedly assaulting a Loudoun County Sheriff's deputy and attempting to evade law enforcement, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The LCSO received reports around 4 p.m. of a suspected intoxicated driver in the area of Ashburn Village, with the caller saying the driver nearly struck him and another vehicle.

A deputy located the reported vehicle stopped at a gas station in the area of Ashburn Village Boulevard and Gloucester Parkway.

The suspect reportedly struggled with the deputy, striking the deputy multiple times and closing his car door on the deputy's hand before fleeing in the vehicle.

Authorities pursued the suspect down Russell Branch Parkway onto Loudoun County Parkway, Route 7 westbound and Route 7 eastbound before the pursuit finally ended on Route 28 southbound.

The suspect reportedly lost control of his vehicle near the Dulles Toll Road and attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody, during which he continued to defy deputies' commands.

Ronald B. Smith, 47, of Ashburn, was charged with assault on law enforcement, felony eluding, reckless driving, obstruction of justice and driving without a license.

He and the deputy who first encountered him were treated at a local hospital for injuries received during the ordeal, and both have been released.

Smith was being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond following the incident.

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