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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
June 28, 2022

A repeat DUI offender was arrested after a serious accident in North Stafford Sunday.

On June 26th at 11:55 a.m. Deputy M.L. Warnick responded to a multi-vehicle accident in the 3600 block of U.S. 1. Her investigation revealed Kathleen Fernandez, 39, of Stafford was in a blue Toyota Sienna turning from northbound U.S. 1 into the Hidden Valley 7-Eleven. Fernandez failed to yield to southbound traffic and struck a black sedan. The impact forced the sedan into a southbound blue pickup truck.

There were several injuries at the scene, but none reported as life-threatening. Deputy Warnick discovered Fernandez was intoxicated and had a juvenile passenger in the vehicle.

Fernandez was arrested and charged with DUI second offense in five years with a blood alcohol content over .20, child neglect and failure to yield. She was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond. The juvenile was turned over to a responsible adult and Child Protective Services was notified.

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