ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- A police chase and resulting crash has shut down the ramp to Edsall Road off of northbound I-395 this morning.
Don Godhardt, spokesman for Fairfax County Police, says the incident started when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on I-95 at the Fairfax County Parkway for traffic charges. That's when the suspect fled and a pursuit was called.
Godhardt says officers boxed in the suspect which kept his speed down. The officers chased the suspect to I-395 and Edsall Rd where a cruiser made contact with the suspect vehicle's rear quarter panel, causing the vehicle to spin. The maneuver is a police technique that caused a controlled crash.
According to Godhardt, the officer and the suspect suffered minor injuries in the crash. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for check-up.