VSP arrest man with Grand Larceny after Loudoun County crash

At 1:56 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Virginia State Police was notified of a two-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Rt. 267 at Exit 3 for Shreve Mill Road. When Sr. Trooper K.A. Adamson arrived on scene, he found a silver Toyota 4Runner sideways in the travel lane and two off-duty police officers on the shoulder assisting the 4Runner’s driver into a wheelchair. Trooper Adamson immediately recognized and confirmed the 4Runner and its driver were the same issued in a Be On the Look Out a short time earlier by Leesburg Police. 

Because the two officers were off-duty, they were not aware of the BOLO. As they were trying to assess if the man was injured, the man tried to flee the scene in his wheelchair. The trooper and officers stopped the man – later identified as Edward D. Briscoe, 32, of Washington, D.C. – and took him into custody. 

Based on witness statements, the 4Runner had been traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a Toyota Camry in the eastbound travel lane of Rt. 267. The Camry’s adult female driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. 

Briscoe is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond on a felony charge of grand larceny, a misdemeanor larceny charge for being in possession of stolen personal checks, and for driving without and not being in possession of a valid license. The incident remains under investigation.

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