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Trail of Car Fluid Leads Police to DUI Suspect

The suspect was arrested not long after the crash, Manassas Park Police reports show.

A trail left by leaking car fluid led police directly to a hit-and-run suspect, Manassas Park Police said on Wednesday.

It happened just before midnight Saturday on the 100 block of Manassas Drive where police responded to a hit and run involving a 1999 Acura and a 1988 Pontiac.

While responding to the scene, a police officer caught sight of a car that appeared to have just been in a crash and pulled it over. 

Meanwhile, a second officer followed a trail of car fluid from the scene of the crash to the suspect's vehicle, the 1999 Acura. 

The driver of the vehicle, a Manassas Park man, was uncooperative with police, smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence, police said. 

He is charged with driving under the influence, hit-and-run, unreasonable refusal and driving without a license.

He was held on a $3,000 bond at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center in Manassas.

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