High-Speed Chase Ends In Rockbridge

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, a time that is nationally recognized for dangerous traffic, Virginia State Police responded to a high-speed chase in Allegheny and Rockbridge counties that resulted in a flipped vehicle Sunday, Dec. 1.

At about 12:30 p.m., the male driver led police on a pursuit that reached 120 miles per hour in speed until the vehicle ran off the road just before the 50 mile marker on Interstate 64 at Kerrs Creek.

Rockbridge state troopers were alerted to an eastbound pursuit by an Allegheny state trooper beginning around mile marker 35 in Allegheny County. Sgt. Ronnie Miller of the Virginia State Police Rock-bridge area office, reported the driver was eluding a traffic stop for a “dead inspection sticker and tags.” The driver continued east at 100 miles per hour, passing other cars on the shoulder, according the Rock-bridge County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

An Allegheny state trooper set up at the 54 mile marker with spike strips, a device used to puncture the tires of fleeing subjects. Before the car reached that point, however, the driver “overcorrected” while passing the 48 mile marker at 120 miles per hour and ultimately ran off the road, flipping his vehicle.

According to the incident report, state police advised EMS was needed for a 19- or 20-year-old male for a head laceration.

Sgt. Donnie Ratliff, of the Allegheny area office, said the subject was transported for medical care at Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital after the incident. Virginia State Police are holding off on releas-

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