26-year-old charged with attempted capital murder following I-85 police pursuit

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A woman is facing multiple charges, including two counts of attempted capital murder, after leading police on a pursuit that closed all northbound lanes on I-85 in Dinwiddie on Monday.

Shortly after 10 a.m., Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s deputies were advised that South Hill police officers and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of a silver, two-door Nissan Altima traveling northbound on I-85 heading to Dinwiddie County.

Dinwiddie deputies encountered the suspect near the 46 mile marker. When the pursuit reached the 57 mile marker, the fleeing Nissan struck a 2009 Dodge Charger police vehicle on the right side of the road. The impact caused the Nissan to run off the right side of the interstate. The vehicle then returned to the northbound lanes and struck another police vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Impala, in the rear.

Stop-spike strips were deployed near mile marker 52. The driver, who has been identified as 26-year-old Angelica Denise Guzman of the 6100 block of Morningmist Drive in North Chesterfield, busted one tired when she drove through them, but continued forward until her car caught fire. The fire was extinguished and the driver got out of the car without injury.

Guzman was taken into custody, and authorities learned that she had outstanding warrants in Chesterfield County for failure to appear in court.

She is being charged in Dinwiddie with driving on a suspended license, felony attempting to elude law enforcement and two counts of attempted capital murder. Dinwiddie officials say Guzman could face additional charges from other counties. 



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