Four law enforcement vehicles damaged in chase through Doddridge & Harrison counties


Four law enforcement vehicles were damaged during a car chase Friday afternoon.

The chase started in Doddridge County, when a sheriff’s deputy noticed a Chevy Impala going more than 90 m.p.h.

The deputy turned on his lights and the Impala took off up a well road, deputies said.

The driver led Doddridge County deputies on a chase into Harrison County, where West Virginia State Police and Harrison County sheriff’s deputies joined the pursuit.

The chase ended on Wilsonburg Road, near R.D. Wilson-Sons Co., after law enforcement used spike strips to stop the car.

When asked why the man ran from law enforcement, deputies said that it was “drug-related.”

The driver was taken to United Hospital Center, in Bridgeport, by Harrison County EMS, in stable condition, officials said.

The man’s name and pending charges have not been released.

Two Doddridge County Sheriff’s Department vehicles, one Harrison County Sheriff’s Department vehicle and a State Police vehicle, from the Doddridge County detachment were damaged.

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