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Stafford Alert

Two Suspects Charged With DUI After Switching Seats
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
November 27, 2018

Stafford, VA. Two suspects have been charged with driving under the influence after a witness observed a vehicle driving all over the road and then stop so the driver and passenger could switch seats.

On November 25, 2018, at approximately 7:29 p.m., a caller reported observing a vehicle driving all over the road. The vehicle then stopped and the occupants switched seats.

Deputy Houde located the vehicle in the area of Garrisonville Road and Furnace Road. He observed the vehicle repeatedly drift over the fog line and back into the lane of travel. When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the area of Garrisonville Road and Shelton Shop Road, the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Deputy Leckemby arrived on scene and they conducted field sobriety tests on both occupants of the vehicle.

The suspects were identified as Leonires Perez Alvarez, 23, of Alexandria, Virginia and William Escobar Barrios, 41, of Lothian, Maryland.

They were subsequently taken into custody and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail for driving under the influence. Alvarez was also charged with failure to maintain lane control and driving without a license.

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