Charges pending against 18-year-old after high-speed chase in Middle Peninsula

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This 2003 Acura flipped shortly after making contact with a tire deflation device.Photo byVirginia State Police

Charges are pending against an 18-year-old who was seriously injured while allegedly trying to out-run authorities in the Middle Peninsula, according to Virginia State Police Sargeant Michelle Anaya.

On January 29, around 12:30 p.m., a state trooper witnessed a 2003 Acura going over 100 mph traveling northbound on Rt. 17 in Gloucester County. Despite the trooper’s lights and sirens, the driver would not pull over leading to a high-speed pursuit.

Attempting to elude the trooper, the vehicle entered Mathews County. The driver turned onto Rt. 198, according to VSP, where other troopers who had been called to assist had deployed a tire deflation device. After the Acura made contact with it, the vehicle went a short distance farther then ran off the road and flipped over at Buckley Hill Rd., which is in Mathews.

Brandon Taylor Deavers of Benjamin Court in Seaford was driving. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He suffered serious injuries, said Anaya.

There was a 19-year-old Yorktown resident who was a passenger in the vehicle. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. There are no charges pending against him at this time.

Due to the scope of this incident, both lanes on a stretch of Rt. 198 were closed for a period of time.

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