Police chase ends in crash in Virginia Beach


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police have arrested a suspect following a short high-speed pursuit, early Wednesday morning.

Troopers tell 10 On Your Side it started around 2:45 a.m. According to VSP, a trooper saw a 1999 BMW breaking the speed limit down I-264 and not staying in a traffic lane. The trooper then tried to pull over the vehicle and the driver refused to stop.

The driver then exited I-264 at Rosemont Road, ran a red light and crashed at Bonney Road. The driver then fled the scene on foot.

Police took two passengers into custody. Virginia State Police initially reported that the driver, identified as 37-year-old Travis Aaron Joyner, was taken into custody but issued a correction Wednesday afternoon stating he has not been arrested. The trooper took out warrants for felony eluding, speeding, resisting arrest and driving on a revoked operator’s license but they have not been served. State Police also initially reported that Joyner had been charged with DUI but removed that charge later in the day.

Police have not said if the passengers are facing any charges.

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