Driver ditches SUV during chase, vehicle hits home, power pole

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RICHMOND, Va. - Police continue to search for a driver who refused to stop. The driver abandoned his SUV, which then hit a home and knocked out power to a some homes in a Richmond neighborhood.

The incident began about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when Henrico Police attempted to stop the Dodge Durango because one of its headlights was not working.

When the driver refused to stop, police pursued the vehicle. The pursuit spanned about one and a half miles into the City of Richmond.

When the Durango driver steered into an alley near Barton Avenue and East Crawford Avenue, the vehicle hit a power pole and snapped the pole in half. The driver jumped out of the SUV and ran, but the Durango continued to roll. It eventually hit a home.

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The house was not seriously damaged, however Dominion had to be called to the neighborhood to restore power.

Anyone with information about the driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.


  • Ron Melancon

    Over 10% of all cars in Henrico have one light out. Over 5% have expired inspections. Over 30% if all double axils utility trailers in Henrico have expired inspections or don’t have one in violation of Federal and state law unless they slap in the abused antique tag. Then you have over 150,000 vehicles that never get inspected including one driver every day to a local high school abusing the Antique Tag and they enforce one light out ?

    I don’t get it

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