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Winchester man is in custody after a high speed chase through 3 counties

A Winchester man is in custody after fleeing law enforcement through three different counties.

Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email the chase was initiated after William C. K. Hockman was clocked at 108 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone on Route 66 in Fauquier County.

Hockman refused to stop and continued on 66 east entering Prince William County at times at speeds of 130 miles per hour.

Hockman eventually came back into Fauquier County and eventually into Warren County.

While in Warren County on Route 55 Front Royal Police deployed a tire deflation device which slowed Hockman’s vehicle down.

The pursuit came to an end in the 130 block of 14 Street around 4 a.m. Monday.

The 19-year-old Hockman is currently in the Fauquier County detention Center.

Hockman faces several charges including a felony count of eluding, a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving by speed.

During the pursuit a Fauquier County Sheriff’s vehicle was struck by Hockman while in Warren County.

The officer was not hurt with no injuries at all reported in the incident.

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