wfir-defaultFrom Virginia State Police:  A 15-year-old driver who led Virginia State Police on a pursuit in Franklin County last week is now in police custody. On Feb. 16, 2016, the 15–year-old male was apprehended in the City of Roanoke. State Police Troopers and Roanoke City Police Department located the teenager at a residence in the City of Roanoke. The subject was taken into custody without incident. State police has charged 15-year-old with the following: Hit and run (personal injury, Hit and run property damage, No drivers license,Reckless Driving and Felony Elude. He is being held without bond.

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Original release:

On Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm, Trooper C. N. Lynch observed a white Chevrolet Impala enter his RADAR in the town of Boones Mill. The vehicle was traveling north on Route 220 at a speed of 67 mph in a 45 mph zone. As the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle it sped away. The trooper followed at a safe distance as the vehicle continued in a reckless manner. Just after the vehicle crossed into Roanoke County, the vehicle lost control and struck a 1992 Honda Accord in the rear. The 2001 Chevrolet then ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

The 2001 Chevrolet Impala was driven by a 15 year old male juvenile which fled the scene on foot. There were four passengers in the Chevrolet. Allen Wayne Wright, 19, of Wirtz, VA, Amber Marie Smith, 18, of Roanoke, VA, Kevin Rashawn Townes, 18, of Rocky Mount, VA and a 17 year old male juvenile. All the passengers were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries from the crash.