Police: Man leads officers on chase while drunk, is hit by own car

An Alexandria man faces a slew of charges after a police chase early Sunday morning that ended shortly after he was hit by his own car, according to the Fairfax County Police.

Police say the odd turn of events began around 1 a.m. when Isaac C. Bonsu, 30, ignored an officer trying to pull him over for an equipment violation near the intersection of Arlington Drive and Richmond Highway. Bonsu continued driving, turning left onto Richmond Highway, according a police spokeswoman. 

Bonsu didn’t go far though, according to police. He allegedly made a left turn on Belvoir Drive, entered the Starbucks parking lot at 7511 Richmond Highway and then began heading north on the Route 1 service road. 

Bonsu then turned right to get back onto Arlington Drive. He continued 2600 block of Arlington Drive before bailing out of the vehicle, according to police. Bonsu’s car, which was still moving forward, hit him. He tried to run away but was caught and arrested after a “brief foot chase,” according to police. 

Bonsu was charged with DWI, possession of marijuana, driving on a revoked license, hit and run, disregarding police signal to stop, tint violation, and possession of open container while operating a motor vehicle. Court records indicate this is Bonsu’s third DWI charge, with previous convictions in 2012 and 2015.

The police said Bonsu was not seriously injured. 

Other incidents reported in Monday’s blotter from the Mount Vernon police district:

Robbery:  A man was walking away from the Walgreens at 6717 Richmond Highway on Sunday around 9:35 p.m. when he encountered three men. After talking to the man briefly, the three men assaulted him and robbed him of money.

Larceny: 6700 block of Richmond Highway, clothing from business
Larceny: 8200 block of Richmond highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7500 block of Republic Court, tools from apartment complex
Larceny: 8600 block of Richmond highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 2000 block of Huntington Avenue, electronics and ID card from apartment
Larceny: 6600 block of Richmond Highway, money from business

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