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Man charged after striking several police cars in vehicle stolen from work zone

Posted at 10:43 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 17:11:02-05

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Three people have been arrested after striking two police cars during a chase Wednesday night in a vehicle stolen from a construction site.

The driver, Darrell Michael Harris, 29, of Richmond, was charged with two felony counts of grand larceny, two felony counts of assault on law enforcement, one felony count hit and run, one count felony elude, three felony counts of destruction of property, one misdemeanor driving on a revoked license, and reckless driving.

Charges are pending against the other two suspects.

Virginia State Police received reports of a Curtis crash cushion truck that was stolen from a work zone on I-95 at the 88.6-mile marker at around 8:30 p.m.

Darrell Michael Harris

A trooper then located the vehicle on Route 1 near Lewistown Road.

The driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, with the driver "recklessly taking several side streets off of Route 1" and striking two marked trooper vehicles in the process, according to Virginia State Police.

The driver eventually stopped on Route 1 just south of Ashcake Road.

One trooper, who was hurt when his vehicle was struck, was taken to the hospital with a minor injury.

Harris is currently being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail.