Yorktown, Virginia (Wavy) – A man wanted in Chesapeake led authorities through a police chase in several cities on Sunday morning.
According to the York-Paquason Sheriff’s Office, the incident began around 8 a.m. Sunday when lawmakers were called over a suspicious SUV in the 7-Eleven parking lot in Quarter 8000 on Highway 17.
When MPs contacted the driver, officials said he was in a state of alcohol or drug intoxication.
Officials say the driver refused to get out of the SUV and ran away, leading MPs in pursuit.
The chase moved to Newport News on Ft Justis Boulevard, then along I-64 West.
During the persecution, deputies found that the driver was a fugitive from Chesapeake, who was wanted for weapons and drugs and was on the list of armed and dangerous.
Virginia State Police then took the lead in the pursuit. Police say the driver at one point rammed the state serviceman before heading to James City County and exiting the interstate highway.
Eventually the driver drove into a suburban area near Roshambo Drive before getting out of the car and fleeing from authorities.
Officials say the driver, later identified as 32-year-old Daniel Thomas Rudy, was quickly detained after a brief hike in the woods by YPSO lawmakers and state servicemen.
He was taken to a local hospital with a minor injury. After he was cleared on medical grounds, he was taken into custody at a regional prison on the Virginia Peninsula.
In addition to the warrant from Chesapeake, Rudy was also charged with the following crimes:
- Obstruction of justice, careless management
- Driving limited liability vehicles, avoiding crime
- Crime to escape
- Attack on law enforcement
- Crime is the destruction of property
- DUI / Illegal Drugs
- Storage of illegal drugs
- Conservation of ammunition in a convicted offender
There were no additional injuries or damage to the cars during the incident.
The incident is still under investigation.