ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police say two people have been taken into custody, after leading troopers on a high-speed chase through Roanoke on June 1.

Around 6:03 p.m., a VSP trooper stopped a Hyundai for Improper Registration on Burrell Street. VSP says the trooper approached the vehicle and identified the driver as 38-year-old Jason David Perrin and the passenger as 32-year-old Hillary Jewel Minnick. VSP says as the trooper returned to his patrol vehicle the Perrin allegedly sped away and a pursuit began.

The chase continued on Orange Avenue and then entered Interstate 581 South. Investigators say the vehicle then exited the Interstate at Elm Street and crashed into two vehicles stopped in traffic.

The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The trooper was not injured in the crash.

During their investigation, officers learned that Perrin was wanted for eight active warrants out of Franklin County. He was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Felony Elude
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Improper Registration
  • Expired State Inspection
  • Driving while DUI Revoked

Minnick was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Methamphetamine.  

Perrin and Minnick were taken to the Roanoke City Jail. WFXR News will update you as details are released.