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Third DUI in Three Years
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
June 11, 2024

A 41-year-old Woodbridge man who was arrested in 2022 and 2023 for DUI is now being charged for another DUI in 2024.

On June 9th, at approximately 3:14 a.m., First Sergeant M.R. Flick was traveling Southbound on Richmond Highway near Acadia Street. While doing so, he observed a white SUV that was traveling at fluctuating speeds and drifting out of its lane. At one point, the suspect vehicle drifted partially into another lane making the vehicle in that lane quickly maneuver to avoid a collision. Having witnessed this, First Sergeant Flick initiated a traffic stop as Deputy R.A. Peterson responded to assist.

The driver, Arquimides Gomez Mejia, had signs of intoxication including glassy, bloodshot eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Mejia advised he was on his way home, despite not knowing where that was. He also believed he was currently in Dumfries. Deputies informed him he was in Stafford County and discovered Mejia consumed approximately six Modelo beers before driving.

While conducting field sobriety tests, it was discovered this was not Mejia’s first time. He was arrested for DUI back in 2022 in Arlington, as well as, 2023 in Fairfax. His license was also revoked due to the original DUI.

Mejia was charged with driving under the influence third offense within five years, second offense driving without a license, and the traffic lane violation. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Drive sober or get pulled over.

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