Update on Police Chase that lead to crash in Norfolk
June 6, 2012 – Police have issued the details of the chase on April 20, which lead to a two vehicle crash in Norfolk. According to Officer.com an unmarked SUV, containing officers from the Special Operations Team, saw a Lexus traveling 65 mph in a 40 mph zone. The police SUV called a patrol car to pull the Lexus over. When the Lexus was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Chesapeake Blvd and Johnston Rd the patrol car and the SUV pulled up behind the car with their blue lights flashing. An officer from the Special Operations Team walked up beside the car to talk with the driver, the driver of the Lexus sped away striking the officer, who was later said to be uninjured.
The patrol car followed in pursuit but was unable to keep up with the Lexus. Another patrol car on duty witnessed the Lexus speed by and attempted to chase the car. The patrol car was unable to keep the Lexus in sight. Officers then witnessed the Lexus strike another car, and driver/suspect fly through the windshield onto the road. The driver of the other vehicle was said to have sustained injuries due to the crash. The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was charged with felonies eluding and hit and run, and misdemeanors reckless driving and driving a vehicle with a revoked license.
Police Chases Increase in Virginia
Police have reported that the amount of police involved chases have gone down this year in a steady decline from 125 chases in 2007, to 94 in 2011, and so far this year police have been involved in 32 chases. The decline in pursuits has been attributed to training.
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