Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase on I-66

Chase spanned three counties

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    A Virginia man faces several charges after police say he led them on a wild chase through three counties Thursday night on Interstate 66.

    The incident began on I-66 in Fairfax County. Officials said a state trooper pulled over a pickup driven by Austin Griffith, 31, of Amissville, after seeing him drift across the westbound lanes. When the trooper approached the truck, Griffith took off, police said.

    That led to a high-speed chase, which, at one point, crossed over into the eastbound lanes of I-66.

    The chase finally ended on Route 29 in Fauquier County, when police were able to flatten the tires on Griffith’s pickup using stinger spikes. His truck came to a stop, but police said Griffith took off on foot before being apprehended minutes later.

    No one was hurt in the ordeal.

    Griffith is charged with DUI, driving on a revoked license, eluding police, as well as several drug charges.