Police Pursuit ends in Fiery Crash and Arrest on I-95

Virginia (January 3, 2012)  A driver is behind bars after a police pursuit that resulted in a fiery crash on I-95 early Tuesday morning in Dale City.  The pursuit began around 12:50 a.m. on Interstate 95 south near Exit 156-Dale City according to the Virginia State Police.

Steven C. Murray, 54, of Washington, D.C., was traveling south on I-95 when Trooper K. Terry observed the suspect’s vehicle run off the right shoulder of the Interstate and strike the concrete barrier several time.  The vehicle continue south on the shoulder of I-95, Trooper Terry activated his emergency lights and tried to pull the suspect over.  The suspect ignored the trooper and the pursuit began down I-95 south.

The pursuit continued for two miles when in an attempt to elude police the suspect entered the southbound commercial vehicle weigh station, where the vehicle ran into a ditch and caught fire.  When troopers approached the suspects’ vehicle to get him out of the wreckage, “ he brandished a weapon and aimed the handgun at the troopers” according to the Virginia State Police.   Murray complied with the troopers demands to drop his weapon and surrendered.

Steven C. Murray sustained minor injuries and was taken to Sentara Potomac Hospital.
Murray now faces a list of charges including, attempted capitol murder of a police officer, driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), hit and run, reckless driving, attempting to elude a police officer, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Murray is being held at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center.

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