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Driver arrested after I-81 police chase

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NEW RIVER VALLEY, Va. – Police arrested one person Monday night who they say refused to pull over and led a trooper on a chase.

A Virginia State Police trooper initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 109-mile marker of Interstate 81 South at 7:38 p.m. However, the vehicle -- which was clocked at 85 mph in a 70-mph zone -- did not stop, according to Corinne Geller with Virginia State Police.

During the chase, the driver exited I-81, drove fast on Little River Road, lost control and ran off the road, according to Geller. 

Police say the driver was not injured and was taken into custody.

Charges are pending, as the incident remains under investigation at this time.


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