|Suspect Arrested for DUI in Stafford Following Pursuit|
|By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo|
|November 6, 2018|
Stafford, VA. An intoxicated driver was arrested early Saturday morning by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office for driving under the influence and felony eluding following a pursuit.
On November 3, 2018, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Deputy Brandon Boyle was on patrol in the area of 33 Wicomico Drive when he observed a vehicle repeatedly slowing down and speeding up over the speed limit. Then, at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Old Mineral Road, the vehicle failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign.
Deputy Boyle activated his emergency equipment and attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the vehicle did not stop and continued on at a high rate of speed. A pursuit ensued and the vehicle continued to drive erratically. The suspect vehicle lost control and crashed into a traffic sign in the area of 152 Winding Creek Road.
The suspect was extracted from the vehicle and deputies immediately detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. Multiple open alcoholic beverage containers were found in and around the vehicle.
The suspect was identified as Neil James Lamb, Jr., 25, of Midland, Virginia. He was treated by rescue personnel on scene and then transported to a local hospital for further examination. In addition, a search warrant for blood was executed at the hospital.
Lamb was later discharged from the hospital and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $3000.00 secured bond. He is charged with felony eluding, driving under the influence, driving suspended second offense, failure to stop at a stop sign, and expired inspection.