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Motorist arrested following chase from Bland to Wythe

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

WYTHE COUNTY – A State Trooper’s attempt to stop a vehicle on Interstate 77 in Bland County Monday morning, spilled onto Interstate 81 before ending in Wythe County.

The incident started just before 9 a.m. when Virginia State Trooper A.W. Crigger tried to stop a 1997 Buick sedan on I-77, near mile marker 49 in Bland County, for allegedly speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour, said State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

When the trooper activated his lights, Geller said, the driver of the Buick refused to stop and a pursuit ensued southbound in I-77. The driver of the Buick was identified as 47-year-old Kevin Lamonte Ranck of Mount Joy, Pa.

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