|Drunk Driver Detained after Aggressive Assault|
|By PIO Ryan Wilbur|
|August 11, 2022|
An intoxicated Stafford man received multiple charges after assaulting deputies.
On August 10th at approximately 11:35 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a drunk driver complaint in the area of Carter Lane. The caller advised the driver, James Hudnall, 46, of Stafford, attempted to run them off the road and into a ditch. Deputies arrived at Hudnall’s residence and found him out back.
Deputies J.D. Hurt and S.C. Jett were able to catch Hudnall, but he still resisted and attempted to run off again. While both deputies worked together to handcuff Hudnall, he kicked Deputy Jett multiple times.
Hudnall was charged with felony driving under the influence third offense in five to ten years, felony simple assault on law enforcement, felony assault and battery on law enforcement, two counts of obstruction with force and aggressive driving. He was also served on a protective order for the victim he attempted to run off the road. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail pending his participation in a bond hearing.
Good job to both Deputy Jett and Deputy Hurt for staying calm and deescalating the situation.