Tailgaiting SUV leads police on chase in Virginia

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A 25-year-old Centreville man faces multiple charges after his SUV tailgated and struck another vehicle and then fled the scene, Fairfax County police officials said.

Early Sunday morning,Juan Carlos Gudiel was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer that was following too closely behind a 2003 Honda on the Fairfax County Parkway, police said. The Ford then allegedly rear-ended the Honda, pulled alongside the car, turned into it and sideswiped it, officials said. No one was injured.

The Ford then fled the scene, but the Honda's driver was able to copy its license plate information and call 911. The Ford then got onto Interstate 66, where Virginia State Police started trying to pull over the vehicle. However, the SUV fled ontoLee Highway, ran a red light and turned onto Stone Road. Virginia state troopers were then finally able stop the Ford.

Gudiel was charged withattempted malicious wounding, felony hit and run, driving on a suspended license,reckless driving speeding to elude, disregarding a red light, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol, officials said.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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Naomi Jagoda

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