Police pursuit ends in crash in Virginia Beach; Suspect identified but still sought

Posted at 8:51 AM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-23 19:49:54-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A suspect has been identified after police say a person driving an SUV struck two parked cars after a police pursuit in Virginia Beach.

On March 23, 2015 at 12:45 a.m.,  Virginia State Police initiated a traffic stop on an Isuzu SUV. The stop was for speeding 85 in a 55 through the work zone on I-264 in the area of Independence Boulevard, police say.

The vehicle pulled off the interstate to Rosemont Road at the Wawa, but never stopped, and drove away. The State Trooper lost sight of the vehicle and terminated the pursuit. Shortly after terminating the pursuit, the State Trooper came across the suspect vehicle where it had wrecked at the intersection of Rosemont Road and Holland Road, police tell NewsChannel 3.

The preliminary investigation of the accident revealed that the suspect vehicle failed to negotiate the turn, colliding into two parked cars at the Firestone parking lot in the Chimney Hill shopping center. The suspect then ran away from the scene on foot and was located at the 7-Eleven store across the street from the crash scene.

When confronted, the suspect pulled away from the Trooper's grasp and ran away once again. K-9 and Virginia Beach Police were called to assist in the incident.

The suspect has been identified and warrants will be obtained, police say.

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