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State police: Chase suspect hit trooper’s cruiser before crashing on I-95

Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 17:41:38-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A 38-year-old man is behind bars after state police said he tried to elude police in a chase early Thursday morning along I-64 east and I-95 south.

Henrico Police called on Virginia State troopers to assist in the pursuit of a 2012 Subaru Forester along I-64 east at Glenside Drive around 2 a.m.

Troopers followed the Subaru onto I-95 south where the driver struck a trooper’s vehicle before losing control and crashing into a divider near Route 10.

Claude J. Centanni, 38, of Richmond, was not injured. He is charged with 1 count of Felony elude, 1 count of felony assault of a police officer, 1 count of felony larceny of a vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving with a revoked license.

Centanni is being held at the Chesterfield County Jail.