Driver charged in crash that injured trooper

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A man is now in jail in connection to a police chase in Hanover that sent a state trooper to the hospital.

State police say 21-year-old Kwame Abayomi took off after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop.

Minutes later, the police cruiser ran off the road and hit a tree.

Police arrested him a short time later.

He's charged with eluding and possession of a concealed firearm.

The trooper is expected to be okay.

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