Woman charged for May 9 chase that ended in crash at Dam Neck base

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A 46-year-old woman has been charged after a May 9 police pursuit through Virginia Beach and onto Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex.

Laura Marie Muse has been charged with Felony Hit and Run, Felony Eluding, DUI Second Offense and Animal Endangerment.

Laura Marie Muse

Laura Marie Muse

Virginia Beach Police say Muse was driving a white Mercedes when she fled from the scene of a crash near Pacific Avenue and Norfolk Avenue on the afternoon of May 9.

Approximately 30 minutes later, officers spotted the vehicle near General Booth Boulevard and Prosperity Road. The car was speeding down the road with a flat tire, forcing other cars off the roadway.

Muse ignored officers’ attempts to get her to stop and continued driving, turning onto eastbound Dam Neck Road, toward the base. Dispatchers were attempting to contact police on base when the vehicle reached the gate.

The vehicle hit a concrete barrier and then hit another car before finally coming to a stop.

Muse was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle hit on base was not injured.

While on Dam Neck Road, debris from the car hit a police vehicle and caused damaged to the car. The officer was not injured.

Police say Muse had a dog in the backseat of the Mercedes. As a result of the crash, the dog suffered some serious injuries that required emergency veterinary care.

Muse is currently being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.



Police chase ends in crash at Dam Neck


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