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CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Four people have been detained after a vehicle pursuit took place in Chesapeake and ended in Portsmouth.

Prior to the pursuit, police were responding to a call regarding a fight at around 9 p.m.

Shalom Seals

Once officials arrived at the Marina Point Apartment Complex they saw a Nissan SUV leaving the scene and attempted to stop it. However, the vehicle didn’t stop and the pursuit began at 9:05 p.m.

The pursuit continued into Portsmouth until the vehicle crashed at 9:09 p.m. at the I-264 on ramp at Victory Boulevard.

The vehicle rolled over as a result of the crash. There were four occupants in the vehicle and one attempted to flee but was caught.

All four of the occupants were previously detained.  Reports say some of the occupants sustained minor injuries.

One person was charged as a result of this incident, he is 19-year-old Shalom Seals.  His charges were felony eluding, possess marijuana, driving on a suspended license, obstruction of justice and transporting a firearm with an active protective order.

No other vehicles were involved in the pursuit and there were no injuries to officers or citizens.

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