SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk police said two people were injured after their vehicle crashed into a guardrail during a police pursuit Tuesday night.
Police said the driver and passenger’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Police said the short pursuit started around 9:27 p.m. after an officer running stationary radar on the Southwest Suffolk Bypass saw a vehicle going more than 100 mph in a 60 mph zone.
The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle and stop it, but it failed to yield and crashed into a guardrail at the Turlington Road exit.
The car’s driver and passenger were examined by medical personnel and then taken to a local hospital.
Darryl Knight, Jr., 23, of Suffolk, was arrested on two counts carrying a concealed weapon – subsequent offense, failure to maintain proper control/improper brakes, reckless driving – speeding over 85mph, and eluding police – endangering persons or police.
The crash remains under investigation, police said.