Suspect arrested, released after police pursuit on UCI bike race course

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police arrested a man for driving erratically on the Monument Avenue part of the UCI bike race course on Sunday.

Officers tried to begin a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled, causing a pursuit.

The vehicle became disabled after running into a barricade. The driver, 27-year-old Michael Sciolino, was taken into custody. Sciolino has been charged with driving under the influence, felony eluding, felony hit and run and resisting arrest.

Michael G. Sciolino (Photo: Richmond Police)
Michael G. Sciolino (Photo: Richmond Police)

Reports say one Richmond Police vehicle was damaged and an officer suffered minor injuries.

Sciolino is out of custody as of now. He was released by a court order and will appear in court next Monday, Sept. 28.

Stay with 8News for any updates to this developing story.

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