RICHMOND, Va. -- Charges are pending against the driver of a Maserati who sped away from police as they attempted a traffic stop in Chesterfield County.
Braxton A. Francis, 23, of Boynton Beach, Florida was charged with 5 counts of Felony elude, 1 count of Felony of forgery of blank checks, and Driving without an operators license.
A female passenger identified as Lexus Jageman, 19, of Boynton Beach, Florida was also arrested and charged with 1 count of Felony of forgery of blank checks, and 1 count of Possession of a Schedule I and II drug.
Jageman is being held at Meherrin River Regional Jail in Brunswick County.
Francis is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
Around 10:30 a.m., a Virginia State Trooper activated his lights for a traffic stop after he saw a Maserati recklessly changing lanes while traveling on I-95 south in Chesterfield .
The Maserati pulled off to the shoulder near Willis Road, but sped away as the trooper approached the car on foot.
A chase ensued between the driver and the trooper along I-95 south with the Maserati passing vehicles on the shoulder and reaching excessive speeds.
State police eventually deployed stinger spike strips across the southbound lanes of I-85 at the Alberta Scales in Brunswick County, flattening the Maserati's tires and bringing the car to a stop.
Charges are pending against the driver, as the incident remains under investigation. No crashes or injuries resulted from the pursuit.