Around 7:41 a.m. a Fairfax County officer tried to stop the truck for a violation in the area of Route 50 and Fairview Park Drive, Officer Bud Walker with Fairfax County police said. The vehicle failed to stop, according to authorities.
The vehicle fled overtop I-95, police added. One of the police vehicles moved behind the subject’s vehicle, tapped it on a rear quarter panel, which caused the vehicle to go into a controlled spin. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Lakisha Tracy, 36, was taken into custody. Tracy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police said Tracy has outstanding warrants in Arlington County.
The pursuit ended on Fairfax County Parkway/Route 286 and Fullerton, police said. The road was shut down for investigation, according to authorities.
Both Fairfax County and Virginia State officers helped in the pursuit. One Virginia State trooper has minor injuries.
The incident was not related to the escaped prisoner from INOVA Fairfax Hospital, according to authorities.
WRC-TV — Three Fairfax County police officers were injured during a dramatic police chase that added to the chaos Tuesday morning in the suburb just outside of Washington, D.C .
Police say the chase began as a traffic stop near Route 50 and Fairview Park. The female driver, identified by police as 36-year-old Lakisha Tracy, refused to stop her silver pickup truck, leading police onto the Beltway and then Interstate 95.
At one point, a police cruiser clipped Tracy’s truck, causing her to lose control. The truck spun out, allowing police to box her in and take her into custody.
The chase, which ended just before 8 a.m., is not related to the search for a prisoner who escaped custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Tracy was wanted in Arlington County for credit card theft, forgery and other driving related offenses, a source told News4’s David Culver.
All three officers were taken to an area hospital for injuries that are not life-threatening.