A Fairfax County police officer has been charged with allegedly fabricating a report that his cruiser was struck by a hit-and-run driver before it slammed into a utility pole in the Annandale area last May, police said.
Investigators have determined Officer Carl Joseph Biggs’s cruiser was the only vehicle that was involved in the crash, which occurred on May 12 as the officer was heading south on Gallows Road, police said.
The officer, who has been with the department for two years, has been charged with hit and run and filing a false police report, police said.
Biggs initially told investigators that another vehicle was traveling westbound on Masonville Drive and disregarded a stop sign as it entered Gallows Road. The car then struck Biggs’s cruiser in a rear panel, causing it to spin out and strike the utility pole.
The driver then supposedly continued on toward Little River Turnpike.
Biggs was uninjured in the crash.
Once the criminal case has been concluded, internal affairs will continue its investigation for the purpose of addressing alleged violations of department regulations.