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Motorist drives wrong way on Rt. 14 during pursuit

A 57-year-old Hampton man was arrested in Gloucester last Wednesday, Dec. 1, after leading state police and Mathews deputies on a chase that included driving the wrong way on Route 14.

According to a press release from Sgt. Michelle Anaya of the Virginia State Police, the chase began at approximately 3:57 p.m., when a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2013 Dodge Caravan for no inspection. The vehicle refused to pull over, and a pursuit was initiated, traveling eastbound on Route 14 at the Mathews/Gloucester county line.

During the pursuit, Mathews County Sheriff’s Office attempted to assist in stopping the vehicle, said the release, but the driver continued eastbound, then turned around into the westbound lanes and entered the divided highway on the wrong side, at which point state police terminated the pursuit.

However, the Mathews Sheriff’s Office continued the pursuit and stopped the vehicle on Route 14, west of Field Family Lane, approximately 2.5 miles west o...

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