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UPDATE: Roanoke man charged after police pursuit

UPDATE: We now know the name of the man who was arrested after a police chase that ended in Roanoke on Thursday. 

Terry Quintel Bennett, 34, is now facing several charges after the incident. 

The chase started on at about 11 pm on Thursday when a Blacksburg Police Officer saw a car leave a parking lot that nearly hit another vehicle that was going north in the 2200 block of South Main Street. 

The officer tried to do a traffic stop on the Route 460 bypass, but the driver did not stop.  The car was reaching speeds close to 90-mph when the police chase started. 

The car continued onto Interstate 81 north into Roanoke County, with speeds going over 100-mph.  The Roanoke County Police Department used a spike strip to slow down the vehicle near mile marker 141, the car then went onto Interstate 581 and into Roanoke City. 

The chase ended on Fairfax Avenue in Roanoke where Mr. Bennett was arrested.  


Authorities said one man was taken into custody after a police pursuit that spanned through parts of the New River Valley and Roanoke Valley.

The chase ended around 11:30 p.m. Thursday near 10th Street NW and Fairfax Avenue NW.

Officers told WFXR News that the pursuit started in the New River Valley earlier in the evening.

A man was seen taken into custody at the scene and placed into the backseat of a Blacksburg Police Department cruiser.

No injuries were reported.

Stay with WFXR News and VirginiaFirst.com for the latest on this developing story

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