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Speeding Leads to Felony
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
October 31, 2023

A 23-year-old Stafford man faces a felony charge after getting into a pursuit with the Traffic Safety Unit.

On October 30th Deputy J.E. Alford was conducting speed enforcement at the intersection of Richmond Highway and Kings Crest Drive. For most of the day, there were no issues, until approximately 2:49 p.m. Deputy Alford observed a vehicle traveling Northbound at nearly 70 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. As Deputy Alford attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the vehicle started to accelerate, resulting in a pursuit.

The suspect vehicle continued traveling Northbound until it got to the intersection of Corporate Drive where it attempted to turn right at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck the curb as it entered the parking lot of the Hilldrup, located at 4022 Richmond Highway. As the vehicle proceeded towards the rear of the building, Deputy Alford went to the opposite side in order to get in front of the vehicle. With his path blocked by Deputy Alford, the suspect driver stopped and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect’s Toyota Camry suffered significant damage from the curb.

The driver, Isaac Palma, inquired as to what he had done wrong. Considering the damages to his vehicle, and nearly striking another driver, his charges would explain what he had done wrong. He was charged with felony eluding, reckless driving, failure to maintain control of his vehicle, obstructed brake lights, excessive window tint, and no front tag displayed. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $3,500 secured bond.

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