Va. police chases decrease

when deciding whether to pursue a fleeing vehicle, officers must balance the seriousness of the situation against hazards


By Patrick Wilson
The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK, Va. — A pursuit resulting in a deadly crash is one of a police department's most dreaded scenarios.

Norfolk police had a close call in April when officers pursued a driver on Chesapeake Boulevard in the middle of the day. The driver crashed into another car; the female motorist inside did not suffer serious injuries.

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