Driver in police custody after high speed chase ends with Chippenham crash

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A man is in police custody after a multi-jurisdictional high speed chase ended in a crash on Chippenham Parkway, near Jahnke Road.

State Police said the chase started in Albemarle County when county police initiated a traffic stop after being alerted to a male driver with an suspended license. Police said the driver is a convicted felon who they also believed was possibly armed.

When the driver didn't comply, State Police was notified and the chase started just before 7:30 p.m. on Interstate 64, just east of mile marker 135.

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Sources say troopers pursued the vehicle through Goochland County, where the driver hit a car in Oilville. Witnesses tell CBS 6 they saw over 20 police cars pursuing the vehicle while traveling through Central Virginia.

The chase reached speeds in excess of 100 mph until troopers used spikes to deflate the tires on the vehicle resulting in a crash near Jahnke Road and Chippenham Parkway.

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Police said the suspect lost control and hit two state police cruisers.

Police said the male driver was taken to Chippenham Medical Center for minor injuries sustained in the crash. The female passenger was uninjured.

Charges are pending against the male driver. The female passenger will not be charged, according to Virginia State Police.

Police have not released any additional information about the driver at this time, but sources tell CBS 6 the male driver is from Chesterfield.

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.