Man in custody after rear-ending state trooper

Posted at 5:42 AM, Jun 01, 2015

Virginia Beach, Virginia - A man is in custody after rear-ending a state trooper and leaving the scene of the crash.

A State Police vehicle was rear-ended  on the interstate around 4:20 a.m. by a person driving a red Subaru.

The trooper was in the safety work zone on I-264 eastbound at Rosemont Road in Virginia Beach when the crash happened. Police say the trooper was struck by a 2005 Subaru station wagon.

The driver has been identified as 53-year-old Anthony Deanes of the 2900 block of Old Glory Road in Virginia Beach. Police say Deanes fled the scene and was located and taken into custody a short time later with the assistance of Virginia Beach police.

The trooper sustained minor injuries, and has been treated and released from the hospital.

Deanes did not suffer any injuries from the traffic crash and was taken to the Virginia Beach jail, where he was charged with felony hit and run, driving under the influence, and damage to state property, police say.