Stolen car, chase and crash in Alexandria

FCPD cruiser

The chase of a stolen car ended in a crash on Richmond Highway Thursday night.

It began when a Fairfax County police officer spotted the car near Reddick Avenue. When he tried to stop it the driver took off, north on the highway, and the officer gave chase. The car left the road and hit a light pole after the officer used a bumper-tapping maneuver to force it to stop.

The car was stolen in Washington, DC earlier in the week. Its driver and two passengers were taken to the hospital. Charges are pending.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.