Reston Man Arrested After Hit-and-Run on Police Cruiser

by Karen Goff February 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm 1,555 22 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police have arrested a Reston man who allegedly hit a marked police car — and then fled the scene and led police on a chase — in Reston early on Feb. 15.

Police said an officer in a marked police car was heading southbound on Reston Parkway about 1:50 a.m. on Feb. 15 and was struck by a 2002 Toyota RAV4 at the intersection of New Dominion Parkway.

After the collision, the Toyota continued to travel east on Temporary Road, fleeing the scene of the crash. The involved officer was able to follow the Toyota where the driver eventually exited his vehicle and fled on foot near the 11600 block of Vantage Hill Road, police said.

Responding officers located the driver and arrested him. Rigoberto A. Cruz, 38, of Reston, was charged with felony hit and run, felony DWI, disregarding a signal to stop by law enforcement, and refusal to submit to blood or breath test.

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