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Trooper hospitalized after cruiser overturns in I-95 chase

December 24, 2021 GMT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police trooper was taken to the hospital Thursday after his vehicle overturned during a chase on Interstate 95 during the busy evening rush hour.

According to WRC-TV in Washington , police say the trooper was hospitalized as a precautionary measure.

The trooper’s cruiser overturned in the northbound I-95 lanes near Lorton. Police chased the suspect up I-95 onto I-395, where the suspect crashed his car into the median near the Edsall Road exit.

The driver was arrested.

The chase resulted in long backups on the highway on a busy travel day for the nation’s most heavily traveled north-south highway.