Trooper hurt during pursuit of biker

Published 1:34 am Monday, September 30, 2019


A Virginia State Trooper suffered minor injuries during the pursuit of a motorcycle rider on Sunday afternoon, according to a report from spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., the aforementioned trooper informed the communications center of a vehicle pursuite on Route 460 in the westbound lanes in Southampton County. The black motorcycle, which had its registration hidden under the wheel well, was reportedly speeding 77 mph in a 55 mph.

The driver was described as an African-American male, wearing all black, with a black vest and a green patch stating “Chippokes K9 motorcycle Club.”

The pursuit ended when the trooper lost control in a turn and crashed his vehicle on Whitemarsh Road in Surry County. The suspect vehicle fled the scene on Route 10 toward Smithfield. The officer suffered only minor injuries.

State Police are asking anyone with information on this motorcycle driver or witness to the pursuit to contact the VSP at 424-6800.