VSP pursuit ends in crash in Norfolk

(WAVY/Greg Gadberry)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A pursuit involving a Virginia State Police trooper ended in a crash at 21st Bay and Pretty Lake Avenue Monday night.

According to Virginia State Police, the trooper reported a vehicle refusing to stop for a traffic violation around 10:20 p.m. The driver was traveling on I-64 Westbound and took the Northampton Boulevard exit. The trooper followed the vehicle in pursuit until 21st Bay Street where the driver abandoned the vehicle in the road. When the trooper turned off Pretty Lake Avenue onto 21st Bay Street, his cruiser struck the abandoned vehicle, according to State Police. The trooper ran after the suspect on foot and took him into custody a short time later. The trooper was not injured in the crash.

Police have not released the name of the suspect or his charges. Stay with WAVY for any updates.

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