Police: Saturday night pursuit in Chesapeake ended in crash; occupants fled on foot


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Saturday night, which resulted in a pursuit and crash with the driver and passenger fleeing on foot.

At about 9 p.m., a Dodge Charger was speeding above 100 miles per hour on I-64 near mile marker 289 in Chesapeake, police say.

State Police attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver, later identified as 19-year-old Amari Quaid Doggett, led the troopers on a “short pursuit through the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk,” according to police officials. A 15-year-old girl was the passenger in the Dodge Charger, police said.

The Charger exited I-64 at the Granby Street exit heading towards the intersection of Willow Wood Drive when Doggett ran through a stoplight and crashed into two vehicles, police say. The two vehicles were an Audi Sedan and an Isuzu SUV.

The investigation revealed that Doggett attempted to drive between the two vehicles, which were in their respective lanes stopped at the red light.

After the crash, Doggett and the passenger fled the scene and officers caught them shortly after. Police said Doggett refused medical treatment and said that he and the 15-year-old no injuries.

The driver of the Audi was transported to a local hospital for neck and back pain from the crash. The driver of the Isuzu was examined and refused any treatment. No other occupants were in either of the vehicles.

Doggett is being held on charges of failure to stop and endangerment, reckless driving, and driving on a revoked license. The 15-year-old was released to her parents.

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