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Wrong-way pursuit ends in arrest

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

According to a press release from Sgt. Michelle Anaya, the chase began at approximately 3:57 p.m., when state police 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 Rt. 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 until it entered the divided highway in the opposite direction, at which point state police terminated the pursuit. However, the Mathews Sheriff’s Office continued the pursuit and stopped the vehicle on Rt. 14, west of Field Family Lane, approximately 2.5 miles west of the county line. State police t...

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