Driver in crash that closed Route 1 in Chesterfield jailed for DUI, police say

Route 1 DUI crash Chesterfield
Posted at 11:16 PM, May 13, 2023

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – The driver of a car that crashed and then flipped over along Route 1 in Chesterfield County Saturday night was not hurt, according to police.

Chesterfield Police were called to the wreck on Route 1 near Cogbill Road just before 8:55 p.m.

That driver took out a power pole before the car flipped over and landed on its roof, according to police.

Route 1 DUI crash Chesterfield

Officers said the driver was taken to jail for driving under the influence.

The wreck closed all lanes of northbound Route 1 as well as the southbound left shoulder, left lane and center lane, according to VDOT officials.

"Expect delays and seek alternate routes," officials warned.

All lanes had reopened and the scene was clear as of about 8 a.m.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip. If you see breaking news, and can do so safely, shoot a photo or video and send it to CBS 6. You can also upload photos to our Facebook page or email from your phone.



Watch 'The Jennifer Hudson Show' weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 6!

📱 Download CBS 6 News App
The app features breaking news alerts, live video, weather radar, traffic incidents, closings and delays and more.