Teen Leads Va. Police on Car Chase, Jumps Out of Vehicle
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A teenager from D.C. led a Virginia state trooper on a car chase Sunday night before jumping out of his vehicle and fleeing on foot.
The 17-year-old was eventually apprehended and has been charged with reckless driving, driving without a license, and possession of stolen property/grand larceny. He is being held at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center.
At around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the trooper tried to pull over a minivan traveling south at more than 90 miles per hour on I-95 near Exit 169 in Springfield.
The driver did not stop, and the officer pursued the van. Eventually it exited I-95 at Route 123 and as it turned left onto Forest Greens Drive in Lorton, the driver bailed.
The van rolled off the road and struck a tree and the driver fled on foot into the woods.
Fairfax County Police aided State Police in apprehending the driver by using aviation and a tracking canine.
Further investigation by the trooper revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Alexandria, Va.