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Stafford Alert

Suspect Arrested in Stafford County following Pursuit
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
February 18, 2020

Stafford, VA. A suspect was arrested on Sunday night by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office following a pursuit.

On February 16, 2020, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Deputy Ahern attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the 300 block of Garrisonville Road after observing a 2014 Honda CRV traveling well above the posted speed limit. Instead of stopping, the vehicle made an abrupt U-turn and accelerated towards Interstate 95.

The suspect vehicle continued traveling at a high speed on I-95 southbound until exiting the interstate onto Warrenton Road heading northbound. The driver then turned off the headlights and turned right onto Stafford Lakes Parkway and then into the 7-Eleven parking lot. As the vehicle entered the parking lot, Deputy Ahern was able to make contact with the vehicle, pushing it into a tree and ending the pursuit.

The driver attempted to exit the passenger side of the vehicle, but Deputy Bolinsky quickly approached the vehicle and prevented any opportunity for escape.

The driver was subsequently identified as Matthew Guarracino, 24, of Stafford. A search warrant for blood was obtained and executed. Pills and an unmarked pill bottle were located in the vehicle.

The suspect was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond on charges of felony eluding, driving under the influence, no driver’s license, possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, hit and run, and several traffic violations.

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