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Manassas man is arrested after a reckless high speed chase

Fauquier County and Culpeper Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Manassas man after an extremely reckless high speed chase.

Tony Darrell Payne of Manassas is facing a number of charges after a high-speed chase through Fauquier County.

The 41-year-old was observed driving erratically at the intersection of Catlett Road and James Madison Highway in Bealeton.

At approximately 3:15 Sat. afternoon Dec. 3 a Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop of Payne’s silver two door vehicle.

Payne continued down Catlett Road made a U-Turn and proceeded south on James Madison Highway towards Culpeper County at a high rate of speed.

The pursuit continued south where a Virginia State Trooper deployed stop sticks at Route 15 and Brandy Road.

The driver took the exit onto Route 15 and proceeded to drive onto Ira Hoffman Lane on the wrong side of the road.

Deputies from all counties involved followed the driver on the proper side of the road warning other drivers.

A Culpeper Deputy positioned his cruiser across an intersection and Payne crashed into it and was taken into custody.

Payne is facing charges of 2 counts of felony eluding, reckless driving, 2 counts of driving on revoked or suspended, failure to control a vehicle.

Additional charges include obstruction, reckless by speed, destruction of property and assault and battery.

Payne is currently being held at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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