NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A male who crashed an SUV on I-64 in New Kent County after a pursuit was able to elude a major law enforcement search on Tuesday.
Multiple police units, including K9 and a police helicopter, searched for about three hours after the suspect crashed on eastbound I-64 at the exit 205 ramp at New Kent Highway.
“At this time we do not believe there is a threat to public safety and the suspect has left the area,” the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media update at 1:24 p.m. Tuesday.
It all started Tuesday morning after a Virginia State Police trooper tried to stop the driver’s silver BMW SUV at approximately 10:15 a.m. around the 220-mile marker on eastbound I-64. They say it was for an expired registration and impeding the flow of traffic on the interstate.
Police say the driver took off at a high rate of speed and eventually crashed on eastbound I-64 at the exit 205 ramp at New Kent Highway.
He was described as a thin black male. Police say he took off on foot, and he may have been shirtless and not wearing shoes.
The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office said Virginia State Police are handling the investigation and will have any further updates.
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