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Albemarle County: Man in custody after fleeing Virginia State Police traffic stop

Chris Graham
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A 39-year-old male driver is in custody after fleeing a traffic stop in Albemarle County on Wednesday.

According to Virginia State Police, a state trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado in the 1200 block of 5th Street in Albemarle County. The driver of the Chevrolet, whose name has not been released, refused to stop and sped away.

A pursuit was initiated. The Silverado continued westbound onto Interstate 64. State troopers positioned their vehicles around the Chevrolet to contain it and force it to a stop.

The driver was taken into custody at the scene and then transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Charges are pending, as the investigation remains ongoing.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].