A Vienna man accused of leading authorities on a pursuit Wednesday and possessing drugs remains held in jail without bond.
Spencer J. Reimann appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday where he stands charged with possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance not identified in the arrest warrant, possession of marijuana, driving while intoxicated, eluding law enforcement and reckless driving at 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. Some court documents spell the defendant’s name as Reiman.
Judge Amy Tisinger ordered Reimann, 21, of 2753 Oakton Plantation Lane, Vienna, held in jail without bond. Tisinger scheduled Reimann’s next court appearance for Sept. 10.
Virginia State Police trooper Marshall Brill states in a criminal complaint that he operated radar on northbound Interstate 81 at the 275 mile marker when a four-door passenger car drove by traveling at 91 miles per hour in the 70-mile-per-hour zone. Brill states he activated his emergency equipment but the suspect vehicle did not stop and he started a pursuit.
“Several times the vehicle swerved in and out between traffic at speeds between 100-115 mph,” Brill states.
Both vehicles traveled on Interstate 66 into Warren County and the suspect car did not stop.
Officers with the Front Royal Police Department put spike strips on the highway. The suspect vehicle’s front passenger tire hit the spikes, the complaint states. The driver took exit 13 and the vehicle traveled through the stop sign at the bottom of the ramp without stopping, according to the trooper. The vehicle struck a guardrail head on. All four people in the vehicle were detained without incident, the trooper states.
The four occupants smelled of alcohol, Brill states. The driver, identified as Reimann, was arrested and he asked for an attorney before officers could question him, according to the complaint.
Authorities charged Kitkwan Luciano Karlo, 20, of 3179 Ranger Park, Fairfax, and Kyle Griffin Lujan, 20, of 734 Oakton Park Court, Vienna, each with single counts of appearing drunk in public and underage possession of alcohol. Frederico Maggi, 21, of 411 Lee Highway, Fairfax, was charged with appearing drunk in public. Karlo, Lujan and Maggi were released on their own recognizance and are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 24.
During a search of the suspect vehicle, authorities found a gray and orange backpack identified as belonging to Reimann, the complaint states. The backpack contained orange pills suspected to be Adderall; a plastic bag with a leafy, green substance; and a scale.
Reimann failed field sobriety tests conducted at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, according to the complaint. A test for alcohol showed Reimann’s level at 0.123.
A magistrate held Reimann without bail at the jail pending his first court appearance. A checklist for bail completed by the magistrate notes that Reimann is a student but does not specify a school. The checklist states that Reimann fled law enforcement for more than 30 miles during an attempted traffic stop. The trooper told the magistrate that Reimann was cooperative. The defendant told the magistrate he was not a flight risk and would show up to court to pay any fines.