17-year-old driver arrested after police chase in stolen vehicle on I-64

Posted at 9:54 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 10:17:14-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A 17-year-old was arrested and charged following a police chase early Tuesday morning.

State Police say around 1:39 a.m., a trooper attempted to pull over a driver of a 2019 Kia Sedan that was traveling 94 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on Interstate 64 west, near the Chesapeake/Virginia Beach city line.

Police say the driver failed to yield to the emergency vehicle and a traffic pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued on Interstate 64 onto Interstate 264, where the driver exited at Ballentine Boulevard towards Virginia Beach Boulevard.

The driver, a 17 year old male, struck a parked 2017 Dodge Suv on Smith Street in Norfolk, before fleeing on foot along with two other passengers.

The trooper was able to apprehend the driver after a short foot pursuit.

According to officials, the 17-year-old driver, of Norfolk, was taken to Norfolk General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries from the crash.

Police were not able to locate the two other passengers.

The teen was taken to the Chesapeake Juvenile Intake Office where he was charged with reckless driving, no operators license, felony elude, possession of a stolen vehicle, and hit and run.