Pedestrian accident turns into chase after driver refused to stop in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Portsmouth police officers went on a pursuit on Saturday afternoon after a vehicle refused to stop following a pedestrian accident.

Booking photo Anthony Riley from the Portsmouth City Jail.

The call came in at around 12:28 p.m. in the afternoon for a pedestrian accident which quickly changed to a pursuit after police say the vehicle in connection to the incident refused to stop, prompting the pursuit which began on High Street.

After pursuing the vehicle through Old Towne, the chase eventually stopped in the area between North Street and Peninsula Avenue.

Reports say the pedestrian accident was cleared when no victim was found in the area.

A police spokesperson says the suspect, 21-year-old Anthony Riley, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), reckless driving, eluding police, assault and battery, driving suspended, and destruction of property.

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