All lanes of southbound traffic on Interstate 95 were blocked for almost an hour after a dump truck overturned around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, said state police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell.
All traffic lanes were opened by 4:30 p.m., but the resulting backup right before rush hour led officials to lift restrictions on HOV lanes for all vehicles.
Witnesses said a car cut off the dump truck after it entered the highway from the Lorton Road on-ramp, she said.
24-year-old man arrested after touching woman
Prince William police charged a 24-year-old man with felony aggravated sexual battery after he inappropriately touched a neighbor Nov. 26 in the McCoart/Lake Ridge area.
Jose Oswaldo Pejada-Serrano, of 12748 Perchance Terrace, was arrested after he took a walk with a 24-year-old woman in the woods behind the street and he allegedly grabbed and touched her, police said.
The woman ran to her house and called police.
Woman assaulted in laundry room by a man
A Manassas area woman was sexually battered by an unknown man while she did laundry in the 10100 block of Portsmouth Road at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 25.
The 47-year-old victim told police the man grabbed her from behind, covered her mouth with his hand and hit her three times in the head.
Police describe the suspect as a white man, age 20 to 25 years old, 5 foot 2, 130 pounds, brown eyes and hair, wearing blue jeans and an orange shirt.
Two men assault couple in home Friday night
Two men forced their way into a east-end county apartment and nearly abducted a man who lived there Friday night.
Police said the incident occurred around 8:40 p.m. on Penbury Court. Two men of medium build in their 30s knocked on the door to the answer of a 32-year-old man and 36-year-old woman, police said. The men pushed their way in, one with a silver handgun, and tried to take the male occupant outside, police said, but in a scuffle at the door he managed to shut the intruders outside. The intruders made off with the woman’s cell phone, leaving the scene in a white Ford Expedition or Explorer, police said.
U.S. 1 traffic stop leads to concealed weapon arrest
An Alexandria man was arrested early Saturday morning for a carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.
At 5:30 a.m., the man ran from police after the car he was a passenger in was stopped and the driver charged with driving under the influence, police said.
Charged is Aaron Bruce Coleman, 18, of 7931 Central Park Circle in Alexandria.
The car had been stopped for driving 58 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 1 in Woodbridge. The officer saw a handgun in the seat next to Coleman. Upon searching him, police found a gun in his pocket, then he began to fight. He was handcuffed, then he ran away, but the officer caught him.
Six people beat man at local gas station
A 27-year-old man was assaulted by six people at a gas station on Neabsco Mills Road around 11:30 p.m. last Thursday.
He told police he honked his horn when someone he knew drove by, but at the same time a burgundy-colored car was passing and it stopped along with a 2004 white Expedition.
Four people got out of the truck and three got out of the car, police said. The victim grabbed a small bat out of his car, thinking he had to defend himself, according to the police report.
The people assaulted him and broke his car windows with his bat. Four of the suspects were men ages 16 to 19 of medium build.
The man did not need medical attention.