Dumfries man arrested following police pursuit

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Virginia State Police have arrested a Dumfries man on multiple charges following a pursuit Monday in Alexandria. De’Jon Kenney, 18, of Dumfries, has been charged with grand larceny, one felony count of hit-and-run, one felony count of eluding police and a misdemeanor count of eluding police.

The incident began at approximately 7:25 a.m., when Virginia State Police were alerted on a stolen vehicle traveling east on I-495 near Exit 173 for Van Dorn Street in Fairfax County. As the troopers pulled in behind the vehicle, the Hyundai sped down Exit 174 for Eisenhower Avenue and ran the red light at the end of the ramp, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

The troopers activated their emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop on the Hyundai as it continued at a high rate of speed down Eisenhower Avenue into the City of Alexandria.

The Hyundai struck a Lexus sedan traveling on Eisenhower Ave., which caused both vehicles to run off the roadway. The Hyundai ran off the road, struck a fire hydrant, slid up a grassy embankment, overturned and came to rest in a business parking lot in the 5600 block of Eisenhower Ave.

The Lexus ran off the road and crashed into a metal railing outside of the business. The driver of the Lexus was transported to Alexandria Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai, Kenney, crawled out of the crashed vehicle and took off on foot, police said. Kenney was apprehended a short time later by a state trooper in a nearby parking lot. Kenney was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital for a medical evaluation.

The Hyundai’s 19-year-old male passenger was ejected when the vehicle flipped. He was transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The incident remains under investigation. A handgun was recovered at the crash scene.



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