How to Report an Aggressive/Reckless Driver
To file a report and not file charges:
To file a report and file charges against an aggressive driver:
- Call the Fairfax Co Police non-emergency number (703-691-2131) and request to speak to someone in the Citizen Reporting Section (CRS). Have the license plate number, description of the vehicle and driver, time of day, location. If the CRS person says they cannot take an aggressive driver report, tell them you only want to make a report, not press charges. You could use the term reckless driver instead.
- A case number will be generated. The information is entered into the Integrated Law Enforcement Automated Field Reporting Dispatch System (ILEADS) but the motorist is not notified.
- Call the non-emergency number and ask to file a police report. Have the license plate number, description of the vehicle and driver, time of day, location. If the information agrees with information on file, the driver is identified. Ask for the case number, name, address, and date of birth of the driver. This information is needed when contacting the Magistrate's office.
- Contact the Magistrate's office (in person). Ask to file a complaint against the motorist identified above. Provide the case number and personal information. A magistrate-issued summons could then be issued to the motorist by an officer. If the motorist contests the ticket, a court date will be set. Since the incident was not witnessed by an officer, he/she will not be present in court. When the case is heard, the motorist and complainant will have an opportunity to testify.