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Dangerous Driver Jailed
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
August 26, 2022

A Washington D.C. woman was arrested after stealing a vehicle and ending the night by assaulting law enforcement.

On August 24th, at approximately 11:44 p.m. Deputy R.T. Philippsen responded to a call of a reckless driver. The caller advised the suspect was driving a black sedan in the area of Richmond Highway and Bells Hill Road. She was reportedly swerving in and out of lanes and already had some serious damage to the vehicle, including a flat tire. The danger increased when the vehicle crossed the double yellow line and continued to drive southbound in the northbound lanes.

Deputy Philippsen located the suspect vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway near Hospital Center Boulevard. Deputy Philippsen approached the vehicle on foot and ordered the driver to put the car in park. The driver continued to roll forward in the damaged car despite repeated commands to stop and put the car in park. She finally stopped the vehicle and was identified as Charmece Morrison, 42.

At this point, Deputy Philippsen got unexpected information from the Emergency Communications Center. The registered owner of the vehicle had called dispatch to report that Morrison had stolen the car. Deputy Philippsen informed the owner of the status of the vehicle, including the damages. Morrison was arrested and continued to be uncooperative throughout the process.
As Deputy Philippsen completed his paperwork, Morrison was able to remove a handcuff from her wrist and assaulted Deputy Philippsen. She was quickly escorted to a holding cell and added another charge to her ever-growing list. The deputy was not injured during the assault.

Morrison was charged with grand larceny, driving under the influence, driving without a license, refusal, obstruction of justice, escape without force, and assault on law enforcement. She was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail pending her ability to participate in a bond hearing. Great job to Deputy Philippsen for staying calm while being screamed at and assaulted. We appreciate all the hard work you do to keep Stafford County roads safe.

Drive sober or get pulled over.


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