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Virginia woman arrested after allegedly crashing stolen Tesla

Posted: 5:20 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 17:20:20-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Troopers said a woman who crashed a stolen Tesla on Interstate 95 Wednesday morning is facing a slew of charges.

Officials said the wreck happened on I-95 around 5:10 a.m.

That’s when troopers said 35-year-old Casey Vaughan, who was driving a 2018 red Tesla in the interstate’s left lane, tried to change lanes and rear-ended a Toyota SUV.

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As a result, troopers said both vehicles lost control. The SUV flipped over, and the Tesla slammed into a guardrail.

Both drivers were transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

When Vaughan was released from the hospital, she was arrested and charged with one count each of felony larceny, drug possession, DUI and driving on a revoked license.

Vaughan is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail.