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UPDATE: High speed chase ends in arrest

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LEWISBURG (WVVA) -

Everett Charles Nicholson, 58, is facing charges of fleeing in a vehicle, obstructing and driving revoked DUI. 

The chase began Friday night in Mullens when officers with the Mullens Police Department initiated a routine traffic stop. During the stop, the officers discovered that Nicholson's license had been revoked for driving under the influence. 

Nicholson fled. Deputies with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department found Nicholson's 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass in Sophia around 10:30 p.m. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle and the next police chase ensued on Interstate 64.

Troopers with the West Virginia State Police in Greenbrier County were then put in charge of the chase. Sgt. W.A. Pendleton, pursuit supervisor, authorized the use of stop sticks to end the chase. Officers with the Lewisburg Police Department were able to put the sticks in place at mile marker 169 on I-64 and soon after hitting the spikes, Nicholson pulled over and was arrested and taken into custody. 

He is being held in Southern Regional Jail.


One person was arrested after a high-speed chase that spanned four counties. 

According to West Virginia State Police, the driver was pulled over in Wyoming County by Mullens Police then ran from officers through Raleigh, Summers, and Greenbrier County.

Police used spike strips and were able stop the car at exit 169 in Lewisburg.

The suspect was arrested and is being charged with fleeing police and driving revoked under DUI, according to State Police. 

The West Virginia State Police are in charge of the investigation. 

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