Police chase in Prince George ends with arrest

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - Prince George Police say a 27-year old county man is charged with one felony and several misdemeanors after failing to stop for police yesterday.

Police say Juan D. Holmes, Jr., was arrested around 2 p.m. after running several cars off the road and then eluding police, the entire event lasted less than 20 minutes.  No injuries were reported in this incident although one police vehicle did receive minor damage.

Just after 1:30 p.m., a motorist phoned police reporting a white and tan pick-up truck running cars off the road on Prince George Drive.  Before officers could locate the vehicle a second call came in reporting a similar encounter near Middle Road.

A Prince George County Sheriff's Deputy was the first law enforcement officer to spot the reckless driver on Middle Road; when he activated his emergency lights and siren the driver increased speed and refused to stop.  The fleeing driver proceeded onto Jefferson Park Road, Oaklawn Boulevard into the City of Hopewell, then back into Prince George County on Prince George Drive without stopping.

According to police, with county police assisting the sheriff's deputy additional police units were able to use a tire deflation device (spike strips) to puncture the fleeing driver's tires as he re-entered the county on Prince George Drive.  The vehicle slowed but continued on two flat tires until he reached the 5600 block of Prince George Drive where he was arrested following a brief foot chase.

Holmes, Jr., from the 6300 block of Edgewood Drive, Disputanta, VA was charged with one felony, eluding law enforcement; and three misdemeanors, driving under the influence, refusing blood or breath test, and driving while his license is suspended or revoked.  Holmes was incarcerated in the Riverside Regional Jail.

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