The Blotter: Man killed, Fairfax officer injured in head-on collision

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Man killed, Fairfax officer injured in head-on collision

A 40-year-old man died after he drove the wrong way on a highway and collided head-on with a Fairfax County police cruiser, officials said.

About 12:20 a.m. Thursday, Cicero Limberea, who was driving away from the scene of a report for a domestic dispute, turned into oncoming traffic and drove the wrong way on Little River Turnpike for several miles.

Meanwhile, the officer tracked Limberea's vehicle while staying in the eastbound lanes of Little River Turnpike and radioed information about the incident to other cops.

The Suburban barely missed several vehicles before it came to the Capital Beltway overpass and collided head-on with a responding patrol car.

Limberea was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer, 28, sustained numerous injuries in the crash, and had to be cut out of his cruiser. Later Thursday he remained in stable condition, authorities said.

Passenger charged with assaulting K9 officer at airport

An Alexandria man was arrested after he assaulted a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at Washington Dulles International Airport, authorities said.

David Gerald, 30, has been charged with forcible assault on a federal law enforcement officer.

On Sunday, Gerald and his girlfriend arrived at Dulles from Amsterdam when a CBP dog alerted to the possibility of drugs on the woman. Gerald then tried to touch the dog, and the K9 handler instructed him not to do so, according to a charging document.

Gerald refused to cooperate with the officer's questions and tried to leave. The officer attempted to prevent Gerald from doing so, and Gerald struck the officer in the face.

When CBP officers inspected Gerald's luggage, they found a pipe with marijuana residue, the charging document stated.

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Naomi Jagoda

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The Washington Examiner