A 26-year-old woman and two boys remain hospitalized after police say the woman was driving under the influence of alcohol with the children in her car and hit a police cruiser, causing a police officer and one other person to also be hospitalized.
According to Fairfax County police spokesperson Don Gotthardt, a patrol officer was cruising Interstate 66 at around 10 p.m. Monday after receiving an alert from the Virginia State Patrol about a potential drunk driver. Gotthardt said the officer observed an unrelated vehicle, a 2012 Toyota, allegedly committing a minor traffic infraction, and initiated a traffic stop just east of Route 50.
“The officer activated his emergency lights and pulled the car to the right,” Gotthardt said.
“As he did so, his cruiser was struck in the rear by a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina. That impact forced the cruiser to strike the rear of the stopped Toyota.”
The 48-year-old officer and the 29-year-old male driver of the Toyota were transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Gotthardt said. Both were evaluated and released. Another adult male passenger in the Toyota was not transported, and left the scene.
The driver of the Lumina, 26-year-old Diana Renee Holloway of Warrenton, was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries, as were two boys, ages 6 and 1.
Holloway and the two boys remain hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The 6-year-old boy initially had critical, life-threatening injuries, but he has since stabilized, Gotthardt said. “Holloway was arrested and charged with DUI,” Gotthardt added. “She remains hospitalized and in police custody. When she is medically cleared, she will be formally processed at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. I can’t say with any certainty at this time whether the two children are related to Holloway.”