Portion of I-395 closed after suspect crashes stolen vehicle

Virginia

A portion of I-395 was closed Tuesday afternoon after a traffic stop turned into a short chase on foot.

Just before 5 p.m., an Arlington County police officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle reported stolen from Fairfax County.

Police report after the officer turned his lights on, the suspect driver accelerated, hit multiple vehicles, crashed into the jersey wall, and tried to run on foot.

The officer ran after the suspect, a juvenile, and arrested them. The police department has petitioned for charges of grand larceny of a motor vehicle, eluding, hit and run, obstruction of justice, and absence of a driver’s license. 

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