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Strasburg man arrested for going 130 mph in Fauquier County

Fauquier Co. Sheriff's Logo used by permission by Fauquier County Deputy Jeffery Long

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports the arrest of a Strasburg man after a high speed chase through the county.

Strasburg resident Ashton Julius Stover has been charged with felony eluding, reckless driving by speed and driving without headlights in an incident in Fauquier County.

Stover was observed and clocked by a Deputy going 85 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

A stop was initiated but ignored by Stover who sped up to 130 miles per hour down Marsh Road.

While eluding authorities Stover narrowly missed a tractor trailer and other vehicles and turned his headlights off.

Spike strips were deployed at the intersection of James Madison Highway and Beach Road which finally disabled the vehicle which came to a stop in the 8300 block of the Eastern Bypass.

Once stopped Fauquier Sheriff’s Deputies and Virginia State Police Troopers were able to detain all occupants of the vehicle.

Stover was taken into custody without further incident.

The two other adults and one juvenile in the vehicle were identified and released from the scene.

The 19-year-old Stover is being held at the Fauquier Adult Detention Center without bond.

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