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Tenn. man charged in chase, 2 Va. troopers injured

9:50 AM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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WEBER CITY, Va. (AP) -- A Tennessee man faces charges stemming from a chase in which two Virginia troopers were injured.

Virginia State Police say 33-year-old Jason T. Byrns of Kingsport, Tenn., is being held at the Duffield Regional Jail on charges of attempted capital murder and eluding police.

State police say the Tuesday chase began in Weber City when the suspect tried to evade a police check.

During the chase, Senior Trooper J.C. Lawson's patrol car was rammed. It ran off the road and hit a parked truck.

Byrns' car then wrecked.

Senior Trooper B.K. Hubbard's patrol car ran off the road as he was responding to assist and hit a bridge.

State police say Lawson is in serious condition at a hospital in Kingsport. Hubbard was treated and released. Byrns wasn't injured.

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