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RICHMOND, Va. --  The man who led Henrico police on a chase that ended when his SUV slammed into a tree in Richmond's Bryan Park Wednesday night was wanted for not paying child support.

Lt. C.J. Maurice with Henrico police said that the pursuit started when an officer attempted to stop a white SUV just after 9 p.m. Officials said the driver failed to stop when exiting a convenience store and turning onto Laburnum Avenue near Alma Avenue.

"A Henrico Police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, and the SUV disregarded the officer’s attempts, and fled in his vehicle, crossing into the City of Richmond," Maurice wrote in a news release.

The chase continued until the SUV slammed into a  tree in Bryan Park.

The driver was taken into custody without incident and was transported to an area hospital with a minor injury.

Henrio police said pursuit-related charges are pending against the driver, who also had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay child support in Hanover County.

No one else was injured.

Henrico police said the pursuit and crash are under investigation.



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