Motorcyclist charged with reckless driving after leading trooper on chase through Chesapeake

Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 16:24:31-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A motorcyclist led a Virginia State Police Trooper on a chase after speeding through a work zone on I-64 Wednesday evening.

Michael William Nelson

Just before 7 p.m., the trooper was monitoring the active work zone in the eastbound lanes of I-64 at the High Rise Bridge when the motorcyclist sped through the area and split the lanes of traffic.

The trooper tried to pull the motorcycle over, but the motorcyclist continued speeding down the highway at more than 100 mph. This led to the trooper chasing the motorcyclist, who got off the interstate and continued into the City of Chesapeake at various speeds.

The motorcyclist, identified as Michael Nelson of Virginia Beach, slowed down at the intersection of Lockspar Court and Rowlock Drive and surrendered to the trooper.

Nelson was charged with reckless driving, failure to have motorcycle endorsement and felony eluding.

No one was injured during the chase, and there was no property or state damage.

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