Driver faces multiple charges after I-95 pursuit

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – A Maryland resident faces multiple charges after police say refused to stop on I-95 on Thursday morning.

Virginia State Police troopers were alerted to a stolen vehicle traveling south in Henrico County at 6:49 a.m. Police say the driver – identified as Tyler Mason Smith Andrews, 31 – refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

As the pursuit continued, troopers positioned themselves around the fleeing vehicle – a 2022 Chevrolet Suburban – to contain it.

“At one point, the Suburban rammed one of the trooper’s vehicles,” Virginia State Police said in a news release.

Andrews was transported to Henrico County Jail and faces multiple charges in the incident:

  • One count of assault on a law enforcement officer
  • One felony count of hit and run
  • One felony count of eluding police
  • One felony count of possession of stolen property
  • Not having a valid driver’s license

The trooper who was struck suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

A large police presence would be seen during the incident on Virginia Department of Transportation cameras near the Belvidere exit (mile marker 76).

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