Police blotter: Driver with kids in car leads police on chase, crashes

A Franconia Road area police chase that ended in a crash late last Wednesday night involved a stolen car with two children inside, according to Monday’s Fairfax County Police blotter.

Mugshot of Williams


The chase ended after the car tried to turn right onto Telegraph Road and went out of control, police said. The car crossed the median, jumped a curb and got stuck, according to police.

The driver fled the scene on foot, but didn’t get very far. A spokesman said Monday that a K9 unit found the man behind a home in the 3000 block of Marl Pat Drive (see map), just blocks away from the crash.

In addition to the children, an adult woman who police did not identify was in the car. Nobody was injured in the chase or crash, even though police said neither child was in a car seat.

Dominique Williams, 30, of Washington, D.C. is faces two counts of child abuse, felony speed to elude, driving without a license, displaying fictitious plates, open container and operating an unregistered vehicle.

The chase began aroud 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Rose Hill Drive and Franconia Road, when an officer checked the plates of the vehicle that Williams was allegedly driving, police said. When the officer saw the vehicle was reported stolen, he attempted to pull the driver over but the car sped off.

Williams is also accused of stealing groceries from the Safeway in the Rose Hill shopping center prior to the chase, according to police.

Other Richmond Highway-area incidents reported in Monday’s blotter:

Burglary:  The victim came home Sunday night to find that someone had entered their home in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive through a rear sliding glass door between November. 22 at 7 a.m. and November. 25 at  6 p.m. Several electronic devices were stolen.

Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, bicycle from location
Larceny: 8600 block of Shadwell Drive, wallet from location