New York Man Leads State Police on a High-Speed Chase on I-81

Montgomery Co., VA - A New York man lead the Virginia State Police on a forty-four mile chase Sunday Morning.

State police say Alexander Norman Levine, 24, of Monticello, New York was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger pick-up on I-81 southbound in Botetourt County when a trooper tried to pull the truck over for speeding around 10:35 a.m. Police say Levine was driving at 87 mph, 17 mph over the speed limit of 70 mph.

Levine refused to pull over, and chase began on Interstate 81 southbound at the 160 mile post in Botetourt County, into Roanoke County, and ending in Montgomery County at the 124 mile marker.

Levine was charged with Felony Elude police, Reckless driving by speed and suspended operator's license.

Levine is currently being held without bond in the Botetourt County jail.

The Virginia State Police were assisted by the Roanoke County and Christiansburg Police Departments.