Accident Claims a Life
<bt>A 69-year-old Hamilton, Va., woman, Flossie Cook, died after the vehicle in which she was a passenger crashed into two other vehicles on Leesburg Pike in the Reston area. According to Fairfax County Police, at 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, Earl T. Cook, 64, of Hamilton, husband of the deceased, was driving his 1994 Ford Taurus station wagon westbound on Leesburg Pike at the intersection of Reston Avenue. For an unknown reason he crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck two vehicles. He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Flossie Cook died at the scene.
The two vehicles that were struck were a 2002 Ford F350 dump truck and a 2001 Honda Accord. The truck had seven occupants in it. The three that were riding in the truck bed were ejected during the collision and transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and the passenger of the Honda Accord were uninjured. The investigation is continuing. This is the 39th traffic fatality in Fairfax County for 2004. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
<sh>Man Arrested after Chase
<bt>A Reston man attempted to flee law enforcement Wednesday, Sept. 8, in a car chase that crossed through three jurisdictions, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Jivon Shandell Bryant, 18, was arrested in Herndon after he and two passengers allegedly attempted to flee from a stolen car on Elden Street at the intersection of Sterling Road. A Sheriff's deputy apprehended Bryant in the town as he ran through a parking lot of a church. Deputies continue to search for the two other suspects who also fled the scene on foot.
The chase began shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Route 7 near Potomac View Road when a Sheriff's deputy attempted to pull over the 1996 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. As a dispatcher informed the deputy that the car had been stolen, the suspects momentarily stopped, then continued eastbound on Route 7.
The car then drove at a high rate of speed where it eventually exited Route 7 onto Fairfax County Parkway and into Fairfax County. The car then turned westbound onto Elden Street where officers with the Herndon Police Department assisted in the pursuit. The car eventually
ran over a curb and into a parking lot where it came to a stop in the 1030 block of Sterling Road.
Bryant was charged with larceny of a vehicle and felony eluding police. He was being held at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center on a $3,000 secured bond.
<sh>Three Businesses Fail Alcohol Sting
<bt>The Fairfax County Police, Traffic Safety Services Unit, along with Reston District Patrol officers, conducted an alcohol sting at 29 locations within the Reston, Herndon and Great Falls areas of Fairfax County Thursday, Sept. 2. The sting is part of the ongoing youth alcohol and business compliance program and was conducted using underage Fairfax County police cadets, dressed in plain clothing, who attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. The following three locations improperly sold alcoholic beverages:
Trader Joe's, 11958 North Hampton Ave., Reston; Rite Aid, 2260-A Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston; and CVS Pharmacy, 11670 Plaza America Drive, Reston.
Twenty-six other locations did not sell alcoholic beverages to the cadets. Each clerk who sold alcohol to a cadet was issued a summons for the illegal sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor.
<sh>RA Passes New Noise Policy
<bt>Reston Association's Board of Directors approved a new noise policy that permits residents to request permission to play amplified music during special events on RA's lakes. The homeowners association had been asked to review their policy for the annual Lake Thoreau Boat Bash. Amplified music is still prohibited, unless RA grants permission, because sounds carries loudly across water.
<bt>Reston Association Board of Directors Informal Meeting. Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at RA offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.
Reston Association Board of Directors Regular Meeting. Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at RA offices at 1930 Isaac Newton Sq.
Community Input Forum on Parks and Recreation. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Glade community room above Glade Pool at 11550 Glade Dr.