State police searching for suspect after chase ends on I-64

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jul 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-04 20:03:29-04

Traffic along I-64 east was also at a standstill in James City County Saturday morning because of a multi-vehicle wreck.

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — Virginia State Police are looking for a man who led police chase that ended along on I-64 and brought traffic to a standstill on the interstate Saturday morning.

According to Corinne Geller with Virginia State Police, the chase started around 10 a.m. on I-64 in New Kent County. The suspect then headed east near the 211 mile marker, where state police discontinued the pursuit due to heavy traffic.

Shortly after, the suspect’s vehicle was found  broken down near mile marker 219, which is just before the West Point exit for Route 33. The driver and a passenger both fled on foot, Geller said.

However, police nabbed the female passenger, who was taken into custody by West Point Police.

The search for the driver was called off around 2 p.m. after police said “all leads were exhausted.” However, Geller said investigators may know of the suspect’s location.

Stay with and CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.