Virginia trooper dragged 3 miles by SUV doing 115 earlier than it slammed into two semis

Virginia State Police (VSP) arrested a motorist from Delaware on a number of fees after fleeing from a visitors cease and dragging a trooper for miles alongside I-295 at a excessive fee of pace.

Milton Jermaine Lewis, 38, of Delaware has been charged with reckless driving by dashing, felony eluding of a police officer, having a hid weapon, altering a serial quantity on a firearm, felony assault of a regulation enforcement officer, abduction, tried capital homicide, failure to take care of management of a car, no seatbelt, felony hit and run, in response to a information launch from VSP.

The incident resulting in the arrest started shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2, in Henrico County.

A VSP trooper observed a 2021 Mazda CX-30 SUV dashing whereas touring south on I-295.The trooper noticed the SUV touring at speeds of 97 m.p.h. in a 70 m.p.h. zone and initiated a visitors cease alongside the shoulder of the interstate at mile marker 37.

When the trooper approached the car from the passenger facet, the motive force, later recognized as Lewis, was non-compliant with requests and sped off from the visitors cease at a excessive fee of pace, inflicting the trooper to change into caught within the passenger facet door of the SUV.

“Caught within the door, the trooper was dragged roughly 3 miles because the SUV reached speeds of as much as 115 m.p.h. because it continued south on I-295. The SUV struck two southbound tractor-trailers after which crashed close to the Creighton Rd. exit,” VSP stated.

Lewis fled on foot however was apprehended round 6:20 p.m. with assist from Henrico County Police.

Investigators discovered a handgun within the SUV.

The trooper suffered solely minor, non-life-threatening accidents. Lewis additionally suffered  minor, non-life-threatening accidents.

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