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Suspect in New Kent County pursuit turns himself in

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Jan 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-03 16:35:38-05

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — Early Saturday morning, Carl B. Viar, 25, of Amherst County, the suspect involved in a Friday high-speed car chase, turned himself into Virginia State Police.

The pursuit started in New Kent County on I-64 at the 217 mile marker. A Trooper stopped a 2006 Ford pickup for going 100 m.p.h. in a 70 m.p.h. zone.  During the course of the traffic stop, the pickup truck sped off causing a minor injury to a New Kent County Deputy Sheriff assisting the trooper.  A pursuit was initiated with the fleeing pickup truck and ended in Henrico County with the suspect fleeing on foot.

Viar has been charged with the following charges: felony eluding police, felony assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance , possession of a controlled substance with intent, reckless driving, driving outside of restrictions, obstruct justice, trespassing, possession of marijuana, making an unsafe lane change, fail to stop at a stop sign, fail to stop at a traffic light, fail to use a turn signal, fail to wear a seatbelt, and driving on a sidewalk (bike path).

Viar was transported to the Henrico County Jail East in New Kent County where he is being held without bond.