A woman was charged with hit and run after fleeing from Fairfax County police Wednesday.
A police officer was conducting a traffic stop around 8:30 a.m. on a 2011 Ford Focus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Guinea Road when the driver, who was later identified as Maria Cruz de Alvarez, suddenly drove off, according to a crime report from the Fairfax County Police Department.
The officer pursued the vehicle and witnessed the car hit a mailbox on Burke Station Road, the report states. The officer eventually stopped the vehicle in the 4700 block of Gainsborough Drive.
A 10-year-old child who was in the car with Alvarez was not injured.
Alvarez, 38, was charged with speed to elude, child endangerment and driving with no license in addition to the hit and run.