Keswick Man Fails to Pull Over, Faces Felony Charge, Speeding Ticket
Police attempts to pull over a car in Charlottesville Wednesday morning ended with a trip to jail and a felony charge for its driver. Despite the sirens and flashing lights, a Keswick man failed to pull over, leading officers on an unusual car chase.
The Charlottesville Police Department said John Davisson Williams was spotted by officers going 20 miles over the speed limit in the Rose Hill Drive neighborhood just after 9 a.m.
Law enforcement tried pulling Williams over but he kept going and actually began to obey the speed limit and traffic signals. It was when Williams led police to the Route 250 bypass at McIntire Road he stopped after hitting another vehicle.
Williams then got out of the car and ran, but police were able to catch him.
"The male driver from the Keswick area was taken into custody without incident and has been transported to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional jail," said Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts.
No one was injured but the ordeal did cause some minor traffic delays.
Williams faces a felony charge of eluding police in addition to the speeding ticket for going 47 mph in a 25 mph zone.
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