A motorcyclist led police on a chase Thursday along Interstate 66 in the Virginia suburbs before crashing the bike, then fleeing on foot before being caught, police say.
Virginia State Police said the incident started just before 7 a.m. when officers attempted a traffic stop along eastbound I-66 near Route 28 in Centreville. The motorcyclist refused to stop and sped away, hitting speeds of 100 mph during the chase and weaving in and out of traffic, according to state police. Officials said a trooper lost sight of the motorcyclist.
After crashing the bike, the motorcyclist fled into a wooded area, police said. State troopers, along with officers from Fairfax County police, searched the area and located the suspect.
After a brief search, authorities found Rudine L. Puckett, 25, of Tennessee and he was taken into custody. He was taken to a hospital for minor injuries, said state police. And he was then transported to a local jail.
Puckett faces charges including eluding police and reckless driving.
The incident remains under investigation.