Driver charged after hit and run prompts police chase

Robert Phillip Cornell (Source: Henrico Police)
Robert Phillip Cornell (Source: Henrico Police)

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico Police arrested the driver of a vehicle that drove off from a traffic accident and led police in a chase Monday night.

Police say Robert Phillip Cornell, 53, struck another vehicle with his on Laburnum Avenue at North Avenue around 11:20 p.m. When an officer at the scene turned on his siren, police say Cornell drove off.

Police chased Cornell until his vehicle crashed at Parham Road and Sanctuary Drive. Cornell suffered minor injuries.

Cornell is facing several charges, including hit and run, eluding police and credit card theft. Police say Cornell is also charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after statements he made at the scene.

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