No injuries after police pursuit ends with crash on Midlothian Turnpike

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — No one was injured after a brief police pursuit that began on Chippenham Parkway ended with a crash on Midlothian Turnpike Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m., a Virginia State Police trooper attempted to stop a Lexus that passed his car on Chippenham Parkway at Route 360 going nearly 30 miles over the speed limit (88 in a 60 mph zone).

The driver of the Lexus, who has been identified as 26-year-old Amin Abdel Rivera Barakath of Jetersville, failed to stop and exited onto Midlothian Turnpike and traveled a short distance before rear-ending another vehicle. Police say Barakath fled on foot but was soon apprehended by police and transported to Chippenham Parkway.

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No one was injured during the pursuit or crash.

Barakath has been charged with reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, felony eluding police and possession with intent to distribute. He is being held without bond inside Chesterfield County Jail.

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