Five motorists were charged with driving under the influence from the night of June 16 through June 18, according to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
LCSO efforts to prevent driving under the influence were bolstered this past weekend by a sobriety checkpoint near West Church Road and Davis Drive in Sterling. Beginning the evening of June 16 and through the early morning hours of June 17, officers pulled over 21 drivers near this intersection and further screened three of them for impairment. In that group, one was charged with DUI.
In an unrelated incident, LCSO officers responded to the intersection of Route 7 and City Center Boulevard in Sterling following reports of a rear-end crash around 10:30 p.m. June 16. During the investigation, officers identified Douglas Sipler, 53, of Ashburn as the suspect in the crash and after he was located he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
About an hour later, sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop for a stop sign violation near the intersection of Sanderson Drive and Sugerland Run Drive in Sterling. The driver, 23-year-old Anner Reyes, was arrested and charged with DUI.
Also on June 16, Janice Pacella, 53, was arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence and Refusal of Breath Test. Deputies found Pascella in the 4300 block of Cheltenham Circle in Ashburn around 11 p.m. after a resident there made a complaint that she had been driving recklessly.
Shortly before 5 a.m. on June 18, deputies made contact with Wimer Gil, 20, of Ashburn near Cascades Parkway and Palisades Parkway in Sterling after she appeared to be asleep behind the wheel, the LCSO said in a release. Gil was charged with DUI and Possession of Alcohol under age 21.
Sipler, Reyes, Gil and Pacella were all released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond, according to the LCSO.