Police blotter: Man flees traffic stop, drives to his home

A man from the Woodlawn area is facing DUI and other charges after fleeing a traffic stop and leading officers on a chase that ended at his house, according to Monday’s Fairfax County Police blotter.

Charles Ruffner, 51, is accused of driving away from officers after being pulled over in the 8400 block of Frye Road (see map) on Sunday night around 10:14 p.m. Police say Ruffner had been driving erratically, and when an officer walked to his car, Ruffner drove away.

The pursuit ended about 1.5 miles away when Ruffner stopped at his home in the 8400 block of Orinda Court, according to police.

In addition to his DUI charge, Ruffner faces charges of refusal to take a breath test, eluding and resisting arrest.

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

Robbery: A man was sleeping in his car on Friday morning around 10:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive when he woke up to a man tapping on his window. He saw two men, one was holding a gun and the other held a knife. The men forced him out of his car, assaulted him and took his money before they ran away.

Larceny: 8000 block of Ashboro Drive, cell phone and jacket from residence
Larceny: 8100 block of Brown Court, guns from residence
Larceny: 8000 block of Fordson Road, tires from vehicle
Larceny: 6200 block of Richmond Highway, sodas from business
Larceny: 6700 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, cash from vehicle
Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, tools from business
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 8800 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 8200 block of Russell Road, purse from location
Larceny: 3100 block of Southgate Drive, wallet from residence

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.