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Pursuit leads to a head on crash in Tazewell County


 BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A car chase Thursday night ends with one family looking for a new car and one suspect in the hospital. 

A little before 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Bluefield, Virginia Police performed a routine traffic stop on a speeding vehicle going west bound on Interstate 460 toward Tazewell.

The vehicle didn't stop and drove in to town with officers in pursuit.

According to Sergeant C.R. Bradshaw with Bluefield, Virginia Police,the vehicle hit another car head on. The vehicle then flipped on its top and slid, knocking down a telephone pole.

Sergeant Bradshaw says it all happened on Graham Avenue and US Route 102. He adds that for a short moment the suspect tried to run from his upside down vehicle, but was cornered by officers and arrested.

Officers later learned that the vehicle the suspect was driving was reported stolen. He was sent to Tazewell Community Hospital  where he was treated for minor injuries.

As for the other vehicle, inside were two adults and two children, none were injured.

Officers do believe the suspect was under the influence of alcohol. Officer Tim Carroll is investigating the case. 

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