CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A motorcyclist crashed head-on into a Virginia State Police trooper overnight after speeding away from a traffic stop attempt on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake, police say.
State Police say they initially tried to stop the motorcyclist, who was driving recklessly and above 100 mph, on I-64 at Battlefield Boulevard around 12:45 a.m. The suspect, 44-year-old Todd Allen Desper, refused to stop and sped off down the interstate, police say.
When Desper got off at Indian River, he struck the trooper’s vehicle, which was stopped in the roadway, head-on.
Police say Desper was injured in the crash and the trooper suffered minor injuries.
Police have taken out warrants against Desper for felony eluding, felony altering a VIN (vehicle ID), damage to state property and no registration. He’ll be taken into custody after being released from the hospital, police say.