New Kent man pleads guilty to eluding, reckless driving after 100 mph chase

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NEW KENT, Va. (WRIC) —  A New Kent man led police on a high-speed chase December 17, 2018, ending with him in custody after he fell to the ground.

53-year-old Steven Alonzo Lawrence of Golden Wheel Road, Providence Forge pleaded guilty to one count of felony eluding and one count of misdemeanor reckless driving.

According to the New Kent–Charles City Chronicle, a New Kent deputy traveling in Providence Forge noticed a car with an expired registration. The deputy ran the vehicle’s license plates only to find a warrant has been issued against the driver.

The warrant from York County detailed that the driver, identified as Lawrence had previous encounters with authorities.

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but Lawrence cut through the Citgo parking lot in Lenexa, before speeding eastbound on Route 60.

According to police, he was traveling at speeds up to 100 mph.

Lawrence lost control and jumped out of his vehicle, attempting to escape on foot. He fell and officers were able to bring him into custody.

Lawrence received a five-year sentence with four years suspended under the felony eluding conviction.

He will serve six months of a 12-month sentence on the reckless driving conviction.

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