Driver charged after police chase from Chesapeake to Portsmouth


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man was charged following a chase that spanned two cities overnight.

Booking photo of Armad Gatling taken at the Chesapeake City Jail.

Chesapeake police said an officer tried to stop a vehicle on Military Highway, near Rokey Avenue, around 1 a.m. for an equipment infraction.

Police said the driver, 24-year-old Armad Gatling, refused to stop and went onto Interstate 264 and then merged onto Interstate 64.

Gatling then merged onto Interstate 464 before going over the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge and into Portsmouth.

Police said Gatling eventually stopped the vehicle front of a house in the 600 block of Henderson Street, where he was taken into custody.

Police charged Gatling with felony eluding, refusal to take a breath/blood test, driving on a revoked operators license and possession of a concealed weapon.

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