Suspected DUI Driver Crashes During Police Pursuit

A Herndon man faces several criminal charges after fleeing from a Loudoun deputy and crashing early Saturday morning. 

            According to the Sheriff’s Office,observed an erratic driver who almost sideswiped a vehicle at 12:50 a.m. July 27. When the deputy initiated a traffic stop, the driver sped away, but lost control of his vehicle in the area of George Washington Boulevard and Research Plaza in Ashburn and struck a tree. He then fled on foot. He was located in the area of Rt. 7 near Rt. 28 and taken into custody without further incident. 

Steven I. Beale, 28, is charged with felony eluding, unauthorized use of a vehicle, DUI, hit and run, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to give proper signal, improper lane change, reckless driving, and driving suspended/revoked. 

He was released on a $9,000 secured bond. 

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