VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A 19-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police say he led them on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle over the weekend.

According to Virginia State Police, they were notified by VBPD around 3:40 p.m. Saturday regarding a stolen vehicle that had fled a traffic stop in the area of Laskin Road.

A state police trooper spotted the vehicle westbound on I-264 at Independence and attempted to stop the vehicle which led to a pursuit.

Elijah Draper

The driver of the stolen vehicle, a Toyota Rav4, exited the interstate onto Campostella Road, turning onto Berkley Road, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Norfolk resident Elijah Draper, was located and taken into custody. He is facing multiple charges including felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving while suspended, and other minor traffic offenses. 

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