Police: Car Race Ends in Crash, Arrests

police lineTwo drivers racing one another early on Saturday in Reston ended with a police chase, a crash, fleeing on foot and charges.

Police said two vehicles were observed racing at Leesburg Pike and Bishopsgate Way about 1:49 a.m. on Saturday, April 2.

An officer from Fairfax County Police’s Reston District Station attempted to stop one car, but the driver failed to yield and sped away from the officer.

A brief traffic pursuit ensued, police said. The pursuit ended when the suspect lost control of his vehicle, drove into a yard and struck a tree.

The driver fled from the vehicle on foot. Three other passengers attempted to flee on foot but two were apprehended. Rebecca A. Shires, 23, of Springfield, and Aaron M. Chew, 23, of Burke, were transported to jail and charged with drunk in public.

The officer obtained two warrants for the driver, Corey A. Gonzalez, 25, of Springfield; he turned himself in the following day and was charged with reckless driving and driving on a revoked operator’s license.

In other weekend crime news:


  • 9700 block of Days Farm Drive, cash and credit cards from vehicle
  • 1600 block of Fremont Lane, wallet from vehicle
  • 1600 block of Wainwright Drive, kayak from residence

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