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Pursuit, PIT, Prison
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
November 15, 2023

A Stafford woman was arrested last night for several offenses after a three mile pursuit in Stafford County.

On November 14th at 11:59 p.m. Deputy C.R. Newman observed a Toyota RAV4 traveling 61 mph in the posted 45 mph zone on Richmond Highway near Centreport Parkway. He attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to yield and initiated a pursuit.

The chase continued northbound on Richmond Highway at speeds up to 63 mph. As other deputies arrived to assist in the area of Hospital Center Boulevard, Deputy Newman performed a textbook pursuit immobilization technique, or PIT, by placing his front passenger quarter panel against the driver’s side rear quarter panel of the Toyota. The PIT caused the Toyota to spin out, while Sergeant J.W. Hutcheson and Deputy S.M. Eastman moved in to seal off any escape routes.

The suspect was taken into custody and identified as Deanna Dempsey, 45. She was charged with eluding, DUI and possession of a controlled substance. Dempsey was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $2,500 bond.

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