Fairfax County police chief sustains minor injuries in crash

CENTREVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been charged with drunken driving after police say she struck a police chief in his unmarked cruiser.

Fairfax County Col. Edwin Roessler suffered minor injuries in Monday's crash, county police said in a statement. Roessler was treated at a hospital and released.

Roessler's 2017 Ford Explorer was stopped at a red light about 8:40 p.m. Monday when he was rear-ended by a Nissan sport-utility vehicle, police said.

The driver of the Nissan, 40-year-old Christie Edgar, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated. She was released from custody Tuesday morning. A phone listing for Edgar was not immediately available.

Roessler was back to work Tuesday. He said at a news conference that he was sore and felt headaches and backaches after the crash.

Roessler said he did not hear the other driver apply brakes before the crash and that he was "jolted real hard."

"If I wasn't buckled in, I don't think I'd be here," he said.


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