Man faces multiple charges after pursuit on I-95, hit-and-run

Man faces multiple charges after pursuit on I-95, hit-and-run
Deshawn Harvey faces multiple charges after a police pursuit. (Source: Richmond Sheriff's Office)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A man is in custody following a high-speed police chase on northbound Interstate 95.

A Virginia State Police trooper attempted to stop a Hyundai Accent displaying stolen license plates at Maury Street on Thursday, just after 5:30 p.m.

The man, identified Friday as Deshawn Harvey, 24, refused to stop, and continued to drive recklessly, going over the speed limit and striking a sedan with four occupants.

The chase continued to southbound Chamberlayne Avenue, crossed over westbound Laburnum and eventually ended when the Harvey stopped at the intersection of Hunt Avenue and Woodson Avenue.

Police say Harvey then fled with the trooper chasing him, and eventually taking him into custody.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Harvey was charged with felony hit-and-run, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence of drugs and fictitious registration.

The incident remains under investigation.

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