Chesterfield driver charged with attempting to kill state police officer

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 11:47:10-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield man was charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and a slew of other charges after a Virginia State Police pursuit ended in a fiery crash.

Kwame Davis, 30, was arrested and booked at Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

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Kwame Davis

"At 5:50 p.m. on January 21, a Virginia State Police trooper initiated a traffic stop on a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant for expired registration on Interstate 95 north of Willis Road," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "The Galant initially pulls over. When the trooper exited his patrol car to approach the Galant, the driver fled the scene continuing north on Interstate 95."

The driver, identified as Davis, continued north on Chippenham Parkway and exited on Strathmore Road.

"While on Strathmore Road, the Galant struck a patrol vehicle twice. In the 6700 block of Strathmore Road, a Virginia Trooper made contact with the fleeing Galant in an attempt to conclude the pursuit," the email continued. "The trooper ran off the road to the right striking a fence. The patrol vehicle sustained damage to the fuel line resulting in a vehicle fire. The trooper was able to exit the vehicle safely and was uninjured."

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Davis drove off on Strathmore Road and struck a 2005 Ford Explorer at the intersection of Strathmore and Dundas Road.

"The Explorer was driven by a 19-year-old male, and had one passenger, a 15-year-old male. They were both wearing seatbelts and suffered minor injuries," the email continued. "Davis was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the crash."

Davis was also charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, eluding police, hit-and-run, drug possession, and several driving infractions.

The investigation into the situation remained ongoing.

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