Chesapeake police chase ends in Portsmouth crash

(WAVY / Matt Gregory)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A police pursuit that started in Chesapeake Sunday evening ended in a vehicle crash in Portsmouth.

Around 6:10 p.m., Chesapeake officers tried to stop a vehicle near the intersection of South Military Highway and George Washington Highway for two traffic violations. The vehicle would not stop, according to Officer Kelly O’Sullivan, with Chesapeake police.

The officers pursued the suspect vehicle onto Glenwood Road in Portsmouth, where it traveled through a fence and into a tree in the backyard of a residence. That’s where the suspect was arrested, O’Sullivan said.

Clifton Thompson walked outside his home to see the car wrecked in his yard. “I’ve seen a few scrapes, but not this bad. This was right in my backyard,” Thompson said. “So, I’m a little concerned about that.”

The suspect, 23-year-old Robert Gordon, of Portsmouth, was charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine, illegal window tint and no front license tag.

O’Sullivan said no one was injured.

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