State Police: Man faces numerous charges after chase through I-64 construction zone, crash
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
West Virginia State Police said a man faces numerous charges following a pursuit in the construction zone on Interstate 64 between Milton and Hurricane during which his vehicle was traveling about 90 mph.
Joshua Wayne Davis, 25, of South Charleston is charged following a chase that took place just before midnight Sunday in the construction zone, where the speed limit is 55 mph, State Police said.
Troopers began pursuing Davis, who continued to speed through the length of the work zone. Davis crashed near the Hurricane exit and was taken into custody with the help of a K-9 unit, State Police said.
Davis was taken to the hospital and was treated for minor injuries and released.
State Police said Davis faces several charges from the pursuit – speeding, reckless driving, fleeing in a vehicle, failure to maintain proper lane, fleeing on foot, two counts of battery on an officer, obstructing and false information. He also had outstanding warrants for burglary and domestic battery.
Davis is currently being held at the Western Regional Jail. No bond has been set.