Driver arrested after hitting 3 troopers’ cruisers during I-95 chase

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 01:34:29-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Troopers said the man driving a motorcycle who led police on a chase along I-95 from Richmond to Prince George County Sunday morning is facing a slew of charges.

Virginia State Police officials said a trooper initially tried to pull the driver over going southbound I-95 at Maury Street just after 7:50 a.m.

Then two troopers in Chesterfield pursued the 28-year-old driver into the 38.4 mile marker in Prince George County, where the man lost control of the bike, ran off of the road and wrecked. He did not sustain any injuries.

The motorcycle hit three troopers' vehicles during the 20-minute pursuit, resulting in minor damage.

Following the crash, troopers identified the suspect as Richard Charles Rodriguez-Arteaga of Hopewell.

Arteaga was charged with the following out of Richmond City; 1 count Felony Elude, 1 count Felony Hit and Run, Passing when overtaking vehicles, Fail to yield right of way before entering highway, and Fail to display license plate. Out of Chesterfield County; 1 count Felony Elude. Out of Prince George County; 1 count of Possession of marijuana, Following too close resulting in an accident, Driving revoked, Operating without insurance, No state inspection, and Defective Equipment (brakes).

Arteaga, who was not injured, is being held at Riverside Regional Jail.

Troopers are still investigating the pursuit.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.



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