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Princeton man arrested after leading cops on chase

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) -- A Princeton man faces multiple charges after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit.

According to the Princeton Police Department, a shift supervisor was traveling in the area of South 7th Street around 9pm Tuesday.

A gold Buick illegally passed another vehicle, nearly striking the officer head-on. The officer then turned around in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop.

The driver attempted to flee, speeding through several residential areas near South 7th Street.

As the driver attempted to turn onto Bluefield Avenue, he lost control of the vehicle, striking another motorist and two parked cars. The impact forced the vehicles into the side of a residence on South 4th Street.

The driver, Lerone Lynn, was placed under arrest without further incident.

He is charged with Fleeing while DUI, Fleeing with reckless indifference, driving suspended and no insurance.

WVVA will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they become available.

Jade Burks

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