The Night Note: 08/18/10

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE FOR TOP REDSKINS PICK
    Offensive lineman Trent Williams, the Redskins' first draft pick this year, is due in Fairfax County traffic court next week for a reckless driving ticket he picked up on the Dulles Toll Road in June, court records show.

    Williams, 22, was pulled over at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 6. He was allegedly going 90 mph in a 55-mile-per-hour zone, according to the ticket written by Fairfax Officer Amanda Bronson, as he headed west on the toll road near the Fairfax County Parkway. (Washington Post)

    FIRE-BREATHING BARTENDERS ARRESTED, FACE 45 YEARS
    Two fire-breathing bartenders face up to 45 years in prison each for performing flaming bar tricks.

    Jimmy's Old Town Tavern owner Jimmy Cirrito said his bartenders have been entertaining his customers -- by juggling bottles of alcohol and spitting out streams of flames using matchbooks and lighters -- for more than a decade and no one's complained. But shortly after midnight on July 24, two of his longtime employees were hauled out of the Herndon bar in handcuffs and charged with three felonies each plus other misdemeanors (Washington Examiner)

    MUSLIMS PRAY DAILY AT PENTAGON'S 9/11 MEMORIAL
    While Americans are bitterly debating the proposed building of a mosque near New York's ground zero, Muslims have been praying for years less than 80 feet from where another hijacked jetliner struck.

    The Pentagon chapel is part of a memorial to the 184 people killed in 2001 when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the west side of the Pentagon and plowed through three of the building's five office rings. (WTOP)

    POLICE INVESTIGATE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ROBBERY AT HOTEL
    A late-night knock on the door led to a robbery and sexual assault in a south Arlington hotel room, according to information released by police today.

    On Saturday night, investigators say a man knocked on the door of a hotel room at the Best Western (2480 South Glebe Road). When one of the two women who were inside the room at the time opened the door, the man forced his way in. He sexually assaulted one of the women then made off with electronics and money, according to a police statement. (ARLNow.com)