Crime & SafetyVirginia

Multi-county pursuit leads to Bedford Co. crash

ROANOKE, Va. – A motorcycle driver crashed Saturday after leading officials through a multi-county chase.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop was initiated on a motorcycle with no tags in Franklin County. The driver refused to stop, beginning a pursuit at around 11:40 a.m. During the chase, the driver’s speed ranged from 25-100 miles per hour.

The chase continued into Bedford County near the Bridgewater Park area, leading Bedford authorities to take the lead on the pursuit. Franklin County officials returned.

The subject was taken into custody with Bedford County EMS after crashing the motorcycle along the route at approximately 12:15 p.m.

No serious injuries were reported.

Charges have yet to be issued.

Marco Harmon

I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA. I studied Communications Studies at Roanoke College, and I’ve been part of the news industry ever since. Visiting my favorite downtown Roanoke bars and restaurants with my friends is how I spend most of my free time when I'm not at the desk.

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