Charges Pending After Amherst Driver Leads Police on Chase, Drives 100 MPH
Amherst Co., VA - According to State Police, charges are pending against a man who led them on a chase that led to a crash.According to police, on Monday morning, a car sped past Sergeant D.J. Edwards Junior, going around 80 miles an hour on Route 29 in Amherst County.Edwards tried to pull the driver over but the car refused to stop. State police say the car eventually turned around and headed south on 29, reaching speeds of 100 miles an hour.According to police, that's when the driver tried to take the crossover near the town of Amherst and lost control, hit a guard rail, spun out, and hit a tractor trailer.State police say the driver got out of the car and took off but police caught him.The 27 year old driver from Amherst had minor injuries. The tractor trailer driver was not hurt.