UPDATE: Police chase ends with crash

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Posted by Terry Alexander - email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A car chase led police over two counties. The chase started around 6:30 Tuesday night on Route 360 in Amelia County, it went all the way to Chesterfield County and that crash ending in front of the Woodlake development.

The suspect William Hamilton, 19, of Rice, Va. He's being held without bond because police believe he stole a 1992 Lincoln, assaulted an officer and led police on a chase that ended on Route 360.

A police chase ended in Chesterfield County along Route 360 near Woodlake late Tuesday evening. Now the driver of the red car is behind bars facing a number of charges.

"A pursuit initiated in Amelia following a report of a wrong way driver on Route 360 causing an accident," said Chief Deputy Les Moler with the Amelia County Sheriff's Office.

That's where it all started. Now, Amelia County, Chesterfield County and Virginia State Police are all investigating the incident.

"A passing motorist who stopped at the scene and offered assistance was putting out flares when a young man jumped in that person's car and pursuited towards Chesterfield," said Moler.

Police believe the suspect stole the car out of Amelia County then led them on a chase 10 to 12 miles down the road before he crashed head on into a state trooper's vehicle.

No one was hurt in that crash. Traffic was backed up for some time while a tow truck removed the stolen car from the ditch.

We don't know why the suspect was traveling in the wrong direction or why he stole a car and led police on the nearly 12-mile chase in the first place. Most of the charges Hamilton is facing are felonies.

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