No Contest Plea in Police Officer Crash

Fairfax County Police Officer Pshko Siteki appeared in Fairfax County General District Court Wednesday morning and pleaded “no contest” to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge that resulted from a Falls Church car crash he was involved in on Feb. 18.

Siteki, who has been with the department for two years, was responding to a call when his marked 2011 Ford Crown Victoria collided with a van making a left turn at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Patrick Henry Drive. An investigation revealed the officer was traveling over the speed limit and did not have his emergency equipment activated. He had been placed on restricted duty without police powers pending the outcome of the ongoing administrative investigation.

Chief Edwin Roessler said he will make a determination regarding the Siteki’s future with the department when the administrative investigation is complete. The judge fined the officer $250.