Children sent to hospital after police chase in Petersburg

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - There are a lot of questions this morning surrounding a high-speed chase down Interstate 95 that sent a teenager and three young children to the hospital.

State police say Glenn Fuselier Jr., 19, took off following a traffic stop in Prince George County. He was driving a van with three children inside -- all under the age of four.

The hour-long chase -- which topped speeds of 100 miles an hour -- came to an end yesterday afternoon in Petersburg on Crater Road.

Fueslier hit a state police car, a jersey wall and then overturned. The trooper wasn't hurt, the children had minor injures. Fuselier is in the hospital.

You may remember the name Glenn Fuselier. Tn 2006, the Prince George teen mistakenly poured gasoline on a camp-fire and was severely burned over much of his body.

We covered his recovery -- and the outpouring from the community -- especially the Shriners, who helped pay his medical bills.

NBC12's Curt Autry spoke with Glenn's dad last night.  He says his son wasn't seriously hurt and will recover.

He also says police say he'll likely go to jail, when he's released.

Prince George police were pulling Fuselier over for an expired inspection and improper registration.

We will continue to follow this story to learn more -- including who these three young children are and why they were in the van.

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