Teen leads police on high-speed chase on I-95

A 17-year-old District resident was arrested after he led police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County that ended in a crash, Virginia State Police said.

The incident began about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, when a state trooper attempted to stop a minivan traveling south on I-95 near exit 169 in Springfield, police said. At the time, the minivan was traveling in excess of 90 mph.

The minivan driver refused to stop after the trooper activated his emergency lights, police said. During the pursuit that followed, the minivan exited I-95 at Route 123. As the driver turned onto Forest Greens Drive in Lorton, he jumped from the minivan.

The driver fled into a wooded area as the van rolled off the road and struck a tree, police said. State and Fairfax County police used aerial units, dogs and officers to search for the driver. He was located and taken into custody.

The teen was charged with reckless driving, driving without a license and possession of stolen property. Investigators determined that the vehicle had been stolen in Alexandria. The Post generally does not name minors charged with crimes.

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