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Woman Charged with Hit and Run Following Police Chase in Fairfax

Maria Cruz de Alvarez, 38, struck a mailbox while fleeing from the police following a traffic stop.

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.


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joe brewer October 24, 2013 at 09:19 AM
Why have we not heard about the Mars candy queen being charged. In Virginia I believe it is still illegal to kill Texans?
Sherell Williams (Editor) October 24, 2013 at 09:38 AM
Hi Joe. A few Patch sites did run that story. We included it on our daily headlines roundup a few weeks back when it happened. It's here: http://goo.gl/yFmBXu

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