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Suspect identified after Virginia State Police car hit during I-64 motorcycle pursuit in Chesapeake

The suspect and Trooper were both hurt during the crash
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Posted at 7:42 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 10:12:28-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Police are investigating after a Virginia State Police car was hit during a vehicle pursuit.

Around 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, State Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motorcycle that they say was driving recklessly and in excess of 100 mph.

The incident took place on Interstate 64 eastbound, at Battlefield Boulevard, in the city of Chesapeake. The suspect refused to stop and accelerated at a high rate of speed down the interstate, troopers say.

The suspect then exited the interstate to Indian River where he struck a Trooper's vehicle, stopped in the roadway, head-on. The suspect was injured as a result of him hitting the trooper's vehicle.

The trooper suffered minor injuries.

The suspect that was pursued has been identified as 44-year-old Todd Allen Desper of Chesapeake. Warrants have been taken out for felony eluding, felony altering a VIN (vehicle identification of the motorcycle), damage to state property and no registration.

Desper will be taken into custody upon release from the hospital.