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Trooper injured after suspect slams into cruiser on I-95

Posted at 5:57 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 22:46:13-05

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia State Trooper was injured after his cruiser was struck by a fleeing suspect’s vehicle along I-95 in Greensville County Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. Steve Vick with Virginia State Police said troopers received a report from the North Carolina Highway Patrol of a reckless driver that had just crossed into the Commonwealth.

A trooper spotted the suspect’s vehicle along I-95 north at mile marker 11 just after 1:35 p.m.

When the trooper activated his lights and siren, the suspect kept going.

Then the suspect ran into the back of another trooper’s vehicle at a high rate of speed, Vick said. The cruiser was forced into a guardrail.

The suspect’s vehicle was then stopped at mile marker 13 and the driver was arrested.

The trooper, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, was transported to Southside Regional Hospital in Emporia where he was treated and released.

Vick said 24-year-old Christopher A. Moore, of Sunbury, Penn., was charged with DUID (driving under the influence of drugs), felony elude and attempted malicious wounding. He is being held at the Southside Regional Jail.

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