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14-year-old boy arrested following multi-city high-speed pursuit that left Virginia State Trooper injured

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 12:43:24-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A 14-year-old was arrested on felony charges after leading police on a multi-city high-speed pursuit early Sunday morning.

According to the Virginia State Police, at approximately 3:13 a.m., a Virginia State Trooper patrolling I-64 East in Chesapeake saw a 2016 Dodge Caravan pass his marked vehicle at 114 mph in a 55 mph zone near Greenbrier Parkway.

The trooper attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop. The vehicle had been reported stolen in the city of Norfolk.

The vehicle pursuit traveled on I-64 E through the city of Chesapeake, exited the interstate and made turns on several streets in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk before reentering I-64 West at Tidewater Drive. Once on I-64 W, the Dodge Caravan struck one of the trooper's vehicles, causing the Caravan to spin out of control.

The Dodge Caravan was then contained by several troopers, successfully stopping the pursuit.

A 14-year-old male driver was taken into custody, along with five juvenile passengers.

The 14-year-old was charged with reckless driving, felony eluding, felony possession of a stolen vehicle and three counts of felony assault on a law enforcement officer. The other five juveniles were released to the custody of their parents.

During the pursuit, none of the juveniles were injured.

One trooper suffered non-life threatening injuries after being struck by the suspect's vehicle.