Suffolk Police chase ends after driver crashes into guardrail, suspect in custody

Posted at 10:24 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 09:43:04-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - A driver and their passenger are in the hospital after leading Suffolk Police on a chase that ended in a crash Tuesday night.

Around 9:27 p.m., an officer was running stationary radar on the Southwest Suffolk Bypass when the driver of a vehicle sped past the officer, going more than 100 mph in a 60 mph zone.

The officer tried to catch up to the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver of the suspect vehicle failed to yield, crashing into a guardrail when taking the Turlington Road exit.

Medical personnel assessed the driver and passenger and took them to a local hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are said to be non-life-threatening.

Police identified the suspect and arrested Darryl Lamont Knight, Jr., age 23 of Suffolk, Virginia, on charges of two counts of Carrying Concealed Weapon – Subq Offense (F), Fail to Maintain Proper Control/Improper Brakes (M), Reckless Driving – Speeding, Over 85 MPH (M), and Eluding Police – Endangering Persons or Police (F).

The crash is still under investigation.

There is no further information.

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