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Police: Altavista man charged after leading trooper on chase, reaching speeds of 90 mph

Commilous Waller is charged with one felony count of eluding police, one felony county of hit and run, possession of marijuana, expired registration, driving on a revoked license, reckless driving, and failure to obey a stop sign.

ALTAVISTA, Va. (WSET) -- An Altavista man is facing several charges after police said he led troopers on a pursuit through Campbell County Friday morning.

Police said a trooper initiated a traffic stop around 9:40 a.m. on Commilous Waller, 26, of Altavista, who was driving south on Route 29 near Callahan Road. Police said he had an expired registration.

Waller refused to stop and troopers initiated a pursuit, police said.

During the course of the pursuit, police said Waller crossed the double center line several times, ran a stop sign at Route 24, and ran through a red light on Route 29, reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Police said Waller also intentionally hit another state trooper's vehicle.

Waller finally came to a stop in the Town of Altavista on 7th Street, where he was taken into custody, police said.

He's been charged with one felony count of eluding police, one felony county of hit and run, possession of marijuana, expired registration, driving on a revoked license, reckless driving, and failure to obey a stop sign.

Waller was taken to the Campbell County Adult Detention Center.

Thankfully, no troopers or other drivers were hurt during the pursuit.

The incident remains under investigation.

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