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Suspect held after chase ends in crash

SoVaNow.com / January 23, 2020
A 72-year-old South Boston man was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with drunk driving and other violations after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with the suspect crashing his vehicle on East Hyco Road.

Aundra Rodney Faulkner, a resident of East Hyco Road, has been charged with felony eluding, DUI, refusing a breath test, two counts of reckless driving, failing to maintain control of his vehicle, driving on a suspended or revoked license, obstruction of justice and theft of a firearm. He is being held at the Halifax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

According to police, a call came in around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting a reckless driver on North Main Street in South Boston. South Boston Police Officer B. R. McGuire spotted the vehicle in question, a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer, near the intersection of Hodges Street and John Randolph Boulevard. Officer McGuire, observing the erratic driving, attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

Disregarding the police signal to pull over, the driver sped off in the direction of Bill Tuck Highway and veered off the road into the Riverdale Shopping Center parking lot. The suspect then continued to drive through the parking lot before turning off on Route 501-S, Huell Matthews Highway.

The vehicle traveled a short distance on 501 before turning left onto East Hyco Road and leading a police chase for about two miles before wrecking his Trailblazer in a ditch.

There were no injuries. Faulkner was taken before a magistrate and incarcerated at the Halifax jail.



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$12,500 for man possibly involved in murder. No bond for this man? smdh


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