WASHINGTON - A man who assaulted several officers and took police on a car chase after stealing a police cruiser Thursday is finally in custody.
Virginia State Police Trooper C. T. Grzelak responded to a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 in Prince William County. At the same time, an Arlington County Police officer pulled up to assist.
When he was approached by officers, the pedestrian began struggling and banging on the trooper's patrol car.
As the officers attempted to arrest him, the man hit the Arlington officer in the face and took off in the officer's cruiser.
The trooper pursued the suspect, with the chase continuing off I-66 and onto Route 29 before returning to I-66 westbound.