Virginia State Police Beat / THE MAD WOMAN OF VIENNA; Dema Jamal Hadieh Arrested After Pursuit & Ramming Virginia Trooper’s Vehicle
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – A special mention for 2016 goes to a Vienna, Va., woman who faces multiple charges in 2017 following a pursuit Saturday morning Dec. 31, 2016, that started in Fairfax County and ended in Alexandria.
Virginia State Police report that at 9:24 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2016, Virginia State Police Trooper A.M. Hoye initiated a traffic stop on a 2003 Honda SUV that traveling east on I-495. The offense was for speeding, as the Honda was traveling at 88 mph in a posted 55 mph speed limit.
Police say that the Honda pulled off onto the shoulder at Eisenhower Avenue in Fairfax County. During the traffic stop, the Honda’s driver gave the trooper false information. When Trooper Hoye began questioning the driver about her information, the driver put the Honda in gear and sped away. A pursuit was initiated and the mayhem was only blooming.
During the pursuit, Trooper Hoye with the assistance of two other Virginia troopers positioned themselves around the Honda in an attempt to slow down, contain and stop the suspect vehicle. Instead, the driver of the Honda, Dema Jamal Hadieh, sped up to approximately 113 mph and rammed the back of Trooper Hoye’s Chevrolet Impala.
The impact of hitting the trooper’s patrol car caused Hadieh to lose control of the Honda. The Honda ran off the right side of I-495 and struck the Jersey Wall, just east of Route 1 in Alexandria. Hadieh then jumped out of the SUV and tried to flee on foot, but was detained by one of the other troopers assisting in the pursuit. Meanwhile, the Honda caught fire.
Hadieh, 27, of Vienna, Va., was taken into custody without further incident. Virginia State Police charged the woman with reckless driving, one felony count of eluding police, and attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer.
Virginia State Police report that Trooper Hoye sustained a minor shoulder injury when her patrol car was rammed in the pursuit. She was treated at the scene.
Hadieh was not injured.