DEVELOPING: Two charged following I-81 high speed chase

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) – Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested two men following an incident on Interstate 81 Friday.

Alexander Milne and Carson Harr are being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon, VA. Detective Jason Sexton with the WCVASO told us Milne was behind the wheel and he’s facing multiple charges including marijuana possession and hit and fun. The passenger, Carson Harr is facing charges including posession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to Capt. Scott Snapp with WCVASO Criminal Investigations Division, this all started when deputies were attempting to stop a vehicle on I-81 near Exit 13 for reckless driving and a signal violation.i-81-car-crash-photo-2

The vehicle reportedly did not stop, sped up to around 90 miles per hour, hit a guardrail, as well as hit another car on the interstate.

The driver of the vehicle hit was not injured in the crash.

Snapp said the vehicle then continued on, but lost control and crashed along the interstate near Exit 10.

Following the crash, the passenger of the vehicle reportedly got out and started to run away from the scene.

“We are investigating this also from a stand point of some narcotics and a firearm so the case at this time is still ongoing on the investigation side,” Captain Snapp said.

The passenger and the driver of the vehicle were later both captured and arrested by officers.

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