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Stafford County man arrested after chase
A Stafford County man is charged with driving under the influence and felony hit-and-run after fleeing from police.
According to Jonathan Perok of the Prince William Police Department, a motorcycle officer stopped a vehicle around 6:46 p.m. on Monday in the area of Fleetwood Drive and the Fauquier County line in Nokesville.
The officer made contact with the driver and as he walked back to his motorcycle, the driver sped off at a high rate of speed, Perok said.
While fleeing, the driver, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 1996 Saturn sedan occupied by one adult and three children.
The driver continued to flee into Fauquier County, Perok said, but was eventually stopped by a witness to the crash.
Prince William County officers and Fauquier County deputies responded to the area and detained the driver, who Perok said appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
James Massey Burns, 56, of Raintree Boulevard in Stafford, was arrested and is charged with driving under the influence, felony hit-and-run, two counts of DUI maiming, driving without a license and refusing to submit to a breath test.
The 24-year old driver of the Saturn and a 15-year-old female passenger, both of Manassas, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, Perok said. Two girls, ages 3 and 4, were treated for minor injuries.
Burns is being held without bond at the Prince William--Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center.