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Winchester teen arrested after fleeing police at speeds of up to 130 mph

Chris Graham
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A Winchester teen is in jail after a police chase early Monday that began on Interstate 66 and reached speeds of up to 130 mph.

William C. K. Hockman, 19, of Winchester, has been charged with one felony count of eluding law enforcement, one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving by speed.

According to the Virginia State Police, a trooper initiated a traffic stop at approximately 2:08 a.m. on a 2014 Land Rover Range Rover traveling eastbound on Interstate 66 at the 23-mile marker. The violation was for speeding –the Land Rover was driving 108 mph in a posted 70 mph zone.

Hockman refused to stop and took off. A pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued east on I-66 and entered Prince William County, reaching speeds of up to 130 mph. The Land Rover eventually came back into Fauquier County and then into Warren County. While on Route 55, an officer from the Town of Front Royal Police Department utilized a tire deflation device, which the Land Rover struck.

The pursuit came to an end along the 130 block of 14th Street in Front Royal.

The driver, Hockman, was taken into custody and transported to the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center, and held without bond.

During the course of the pursuit in Warren County, the Land Rover did strike a Fauquier County Sheriff deputy’s patrol vehicle, but the deputy was not injured.

No civilians or officers were injured during the course of the pursuit.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," 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].