A 72-year-old South Boston man faces numerous charges after a police pursuit Tuesday evening ended with a crash on East Hyco Road, according to South Boston Police Department Lt. Randy Redd.
Aundra Rodney Faulkner of East Hyco Road faces charges of felony eluding police, driving under the influence, refusal of a breathalyzer test, two counts of reckless driving, failure to maintain control, driving with a suspended or revoked license, obstruction of justice and theft of a firearm.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Halifax County E911 center received a call of a reckless driver in the area of North Main Street in South Boston, Redd said Wednesday.
Officer B. R. McGuire spotted the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer near the intersection of Hodges Street and John Randolph Blvd driving in a reckless manner and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
The vehicle continued on John Randolph Boulevard and disregarded the signal to stop, police reported.
The vehicle continued west onto Bill Tuck Highway and went through the parking lot of Riverdale Plaza before proceeding south onto Huell Matthews Highway.
The driver of the vehicle then turned left onto East Hyco Road, traveling approximately 2 miles before running into a ditch and disabling his vehicle.
Faulkner was taken into custody and taken before a magistrate.
He is being held in the Halifax County Adult Detention Center without bond.