Man faces multiple charges after hitting state trooper, motorcyclist during Virginia police chase

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police apprehended a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 95 in Hanover on Tuesday after he reportedly hit a patrol vehicle and a motorcycle, not stopping until a trooper made contact with his SUV.

The man has been identified as 32-year-old Bryce Carter from Smithfield. He faces charges for attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, and felony eluding.

State police tried to pull Carter over while he was driving an Audi just after noon on Tuesday, Nov. 9, but he did not comply with the traffic stop and continued driving from I-95 South to Interstate 295.

Carter was driving between the right lane and right shoulder before crossing the lanes and entering a crossover from the left lane. There, police say he hit a different state trooper’s parked vehicle.

Carter kept going, taking a ramp onto I-95 North. Once on I-95, Virginia State Police say he hit a motorcycle from behind. The motorcyclist was able to exit safely.

A trooper eventually hit the Audi, causing Carter to drive off the right side of the road. State police say he got out of the car, but would not listen to police commands.

There was a “brief struggle” before police handcuffed Carter and treated him for minor injuries.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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