A high-speed pursuit that ended with Hadari Williams, 24, of Owings Mills, Maryland, fleeing on foot Monday afternoon, began on Interstate 81 in Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.
Lt. Aaron Leveck said an officer clocked Williams driving 91 mph in a 70 mph zone Monday afternoon around 1:21 p.m. The officer attempted to stop Williams, who was unidentified at the time, but he increased his speed to more than 100 mph, Leveck said.
The officer did record the license plate of the Toyota Matrix and ended the pursuit. He sent out a bulletin to notify other officers about the car. About an hour later, Leveck said, the deputy received a call from state police that Williams was in custody.
In addition to state police charges of reckless driving, felony eluding, not having a valid driver’s license and felony hit and run, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office charged Williams with one count of felony eluding.
Williams will appear in Shenandoah County General District Court at 9 a.m. Friday and in Augusta General District Court at 8:30 a.m. March 19.