Have a question you've always wanted to ask someone in law enforcement? Officer Wayne Twombly of the Fair Oaks Police District, which encompasses Oakton and Chantilly, will answer your question through our Ask an Officer feature. Readers submit questions and Officer Twombly responds. Send questions to Nicole.Trifone@patch.com or submit them in the comments section below.
Here are this week's questions:
Several times a day, I try to turn left from westbound Lawyers road to southbound Hunter Mill road. Motorists consistently ignore painted traffic controls at this intersection, routinely causing dangerous near-miss situations with oncoming motorists. I find this intersection to be more dangerous with each passing day as typical motorist patterns have ventured further and further from the marked right-of-way. My question to the officer is this, how does someone bring this sort of condition to the attention of the police? Is the best method to call the local office or to stop a passing officer? Is there some sort of contact email or web forum built for this purpose?
Probably the best way to handle this is for the citizen to call the local station or the non-emergency number to advise officers of the situation. They can then monitor, and, if needed, start issuing summonses. If officers see the violation they will certainly take action.
Fair Oaks Station: 703-591-0966
Non-emergency number: 703-691-2131
What are the rules regarding the new double line separating the HOV lane on 66, and what is the point of the red lane?
The double lines and the orange looking lane are just reminders that these are restricted for HOV.