VIRGINIA BEACH-- Police arrested a man after a long overnight chase that started near the oeanfront and ended in Pungo.
According to police, around 12:20 a.m Thursday, an officer spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Laskin Road near the oceanfront. Police say the vehicle was being operated in a reckless manner and had committed a number of traffic violations.
The driver refused to stop for the officer and a pursuit began. The driver continued to travel along Laskin Road, Birdneck Road and onto 264. The chase went onto First Colonial Road, Great Neck Road, Potters Road and continued on to Oceana Boulevard and Harpers Road.
With police still in pursuit, the suspect drove down London Bridge Road and through the Castleton & Hunt Club neighborhoods back onto General Booth Boulevard, Seaboard Road and south into Pungo.
Officers lost sight of the vehicle on Muddy Creek Road but residents there soon called 911 to report seeing a white SUV traveling at a high rate of speed without its lights on.
Around 2:30 a.m., two hours after the pursuit began, the suspect’s vehicle was located abandoned on Stuart Road.
The suspect was located by a K-9 Officer's dog and was taken into custody. He was treated at a local hospital for a police dog bite.
Police say William David Nagg, III, 27, of the 1100 block of Cordova Court, Virginia Beach was charged with Felony Eluding Police and that other charges are pending.
He is currently being held at the Virginia Beach jail without bond.