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.


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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