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    Fredericksburg woman charged after allegedly chasing another with knife, DUI

    By Odyssey Fields,

    19 days ago

    STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. ( DC News Now ) — Deputies in Stafford County took a Fredericksburg woman into custody after she was accused of chasing a woman with a knife and driving drunk.

    The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said on June 22 around 12:15 a.m., a deputy responded to Declaration Drive for a weapon offense. Once on the scene, deputies learned that the victim and her friend arrived at her home, where she discovered 26-year-old Miranda Baardsen waiting for them.

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    The Sheriff’s Office said a verbal argument broke out and Baardsen allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to kill the victim.

    According to deputies, Baardsen began chasing the victim around the parking lot, but the victim and her friend were able to get into their car and drive away.

    Deputies canvassed the area to locate Baardsen, who was reportedly driving a Nissan Rogue. Shortly after, deputies spotted the vehicle near Garrisonville Road and Wicomico Drive and conducted a traffic stop.

    The SCSO said when Baardsen was detained, she smelled of alcohol and her eyes were “glassy.” Authorities also allegedly found open containers of Twisted Tea in her car, and a knife.

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    As a result of unrelated medical needs, Baardsen was taken to the hospital.

    There, deputies learned her blood alcohol content was about four times over the legal limit. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Baardsen started kicking, screaming, and throwing a tantrum that disrupted nearby staff members.

    She was charged with the following:

    • Attempted malicious wounding
    • Driving under the influence third offense within ten years with a blood alcohol content above .2
    • Disorderly conduct on hospital grounds

    Baardsen was being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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