Driver gets away after leading police on chase through New Kent, Hanover County

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A driver lead police on a chase through New Kent and Hanover County early Monday morning.

According to Virginia State Police (VSP), the pursuit lasted nearly three hours and authorities are still searching for the driver.

The incident began just after midnight when a driver in a white Chrysler, described by police as a black male, was going 86 mph on I-64 west in New Kent County.

The driver failed to stop and in the process, hit the trooper’s car. The driver continued through Hanover County where he then struck a mailbox.

The chase eventually ended on Janice Avenue in Mechanicsville where the driver exited the car and fled on foot.


VSP, Hanover sheriff’s deputies, and Richmond K9 were on the scene and set up a perimeter around the Mechanicsville neighborhood.

The trooper that was hit is expected to be OK and there was minimal damage to the patrol car.

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