“I was rear ended at full speed while stopped at a red light.” Chief Roessler on being hit by a drunk driver. pic.twitter.com/nZwApoqTX1
— Julie Parker (@FCPDJulie) December 13, 2016
Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler was on the job Tuesday after being slightly hurt in a rear-end collision Monday evening.
Police say Col. Roessler was stopped for a red light around 8:40pm at Lee Highway and Stone Road in
Centerville when his unmarked cruiser was hit from behind. Roessler was taken to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital to be checked for injuries and was released late Monday night.
The driver of the Nissan SUV that struck the chief’s vehicle, 40-year-old Christie A. Edgar of Centreville, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated.
County police are asking that anyone who witnessed the crash contact them at 703-691-2131.