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Police Make Arrest in Reston Parkway Hit and Run

by Karen Goff — January 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm 6,804 15 Comments

Enda Browne/Courtesy FCPDFairfax County Police have arrested a Herndon man in relation to a hit-and-run that occurred on Reston Parkway in November.

Police arrested Enda G. Browne, 32 of Herndon on Tuesday, charging him with felony hit and run, FCPD public information officer Lucy Caldwell said.

The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. Police responded to a call for a pedestrian who was injured while crossing Reston Parkway from east to west near Harris Teeter.

The 37-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was struck by a vehicle, thrown around 80 feet and landed on the side of the road, Caldwell said. Her teenage daughter was walking with her but was not injured.

The victim was transported to Reston Hospital, where family members said she underwent several surgeries and was in critical condition.

Police “never gave up,” said Caldwell. Officer had few leads, but worked on accident reconstruction and identified a probable suspect some time later, police said.

Officers tracked Browne to his place of employment — he is the bar manager at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Herndon, according to his LinkedIn profile — and seized his car as evidence.

After a series of interviews and tracking down leads over months, the detective obtained an arrest warrant for Browne’s arrest. He also was charged by Herndon Police with driving under the influence on Oct. 12, 2014.

  • Mike M

    Wow! They tracked a suspect. I wonder how. I have also been wondering how the pedestrian is doing today.

    This case is pretty sick because if the driver simply stopped to help he probably would have faced no charges.

  • Vina Hutchinson

    I wonder if this is the same hit-and-run driver involved in my daughter’s accident last year.

    • JoAnne Norton

      Reminds us all that driving is serious business especially more pedestrians as we have now.

  • Amy

    I’m glad to see that this person has been caught. My husband and I were one of the people first to come across this accident. It was nothing short of horrific. This man most likely did not stop because he was under the influence, considering he was arrested for DUI just one month prior to this. Unfortunately, this puts a bad light on O’Sullivan’s. You had one bartender die from an alcohol-related accident (drowned in the stream) and this man cause a near-death. Is there any update on the woman’s condition? I would love to know if she is OK. Thanks.

    • D

      She is doing a lot better finally almost healed.But still has a lot more to go, thanks about thinking of her

      • Karen Goff

        D – thanks for checking in. I was hoping a family member would update us.

        • Herndon

          Any update on this Karen? The last I heard was that Enda went on the lamb.

      • Amy

        Thank you so much for the update. I am so glad to hear this!

    • Senior

      The bartender died from a medical issue and was found in a stream. One has noting to do with the other. While this is a horrible situation get off your high horse unless your perfect!

      • Amy

        The information I had about the bartender was not that. Regardless of the circumstances, it was a sad loss. Of course I am not perfect, and I don’t believe my comment puts me on a high horse simply because my opinion differs from yours.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    If Browne is responsible for this, he deserves to get slammed for whatever they can get him on. However, I don’t see how they can convict him on the DUI charge since they don’t seem to have his BAC from that night.

    • LC

      The DUI was in October. They probably have his bac for that.

    • sternci

      Felony hit and run is enough to get him in the slam, if convicted.

  • Tiny Tim

    He’s not nasty. That is the bar banter of people usually involves a “ball busting”. I understand people around here get easily offended because they think they are the masters of the universe & don’t have a sense of humor to take a joke. Regardless if Enda is responsible then punishment is valid; yet he is out on bail.

  • Tiny Tim

    Also, if you read the story dummy, the car that was involved was a red Ford Focus.

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