Virginia State Trooper struck during DUI stop after another impaired driver slams into patrol vehicle

Virginia State Trooper struck during DUI stop after another impaired driver slams into patrol vehicle pic

June 13, 2024

Virginia state trooper is recovering after an impaired driver hit her patrol vehicle while she was stopped with another motorist for allegedly driving under the influence.

Virginia State Police said Trooper C. Aziz responded to a sedan stopped in the northbound lane of Interstate 495 in Fairfax County at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday. 

The driver of the sedan was still inside the vehicle and refusing to cooperate with the trooper's requests to exit or move the car to safer location, state police said.

While Aziz was dealing with the sedan driver, a Jeep Cherokee struck a tractor-trailer that was stopped in a travel lane because of where the sedan had stopped.

The Jeep hit the tractor-trailer so hard that it spun around and struck the trooper's patrol car, which caused the patrol vehicle to hit the sedan that was pulled over and the trooper, who was standing outside the sedan's driver-side door.

Luckily, Trooper Aziz only seemed to have suffered minor injuries, but was taken to Fairfax INOVA Hospital to be evaluated. Line