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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
July 2, 2022

A suspected intoxicated driver was unable to convince a deputy she was the passenger during an accident investigation Thursday night, and was placed in jail.

On June 30th at 9:10 p.m. Deputy T.A. Vasquez was traveling southbound in the 1800 block of U.S. 1 when he encountered an unreported crash. A gray Nissan Rogue was facing southbound in the northbound lanes with significant driver’s side damage. The other vehicle, a white Ford F-450, had pulled to the shoulder of the highway.

Witnesses reported the Nissan was swerving into the oncoming lane prior to the crash. The Nissan had nearly truck a Semi truck head on, before correcting back into the proper lane of travel, only to cross the center line again and hit the Ford.

The only occupant in the Nissan was seated in the passenger seat and identified as Melina Parman, 31, of Stafford. Parman attempted to tell Deputy Vasquez she was the passenger and the driver had fled the scene. However, Deputy Vasquez noticed her injuries, evidence at the scene and her own statements illustrated Parman was the driver.

Deputy Vasquez obtained a search warrant for Parman’s blood and a search warrant for the crash data recorder of the Nissan. Parman was charged with DUI and held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $1,500 bond.

Thank you to the witnesses for their assistance in this case and the strong investigative work of Deputy Vasquez.

Drive sober or get pulled over.

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