Arrest warrants have been obtained for a Newport News man who police said managed to exit a Chevrolet Camaro that moments earlier had topped 122 mph during a police pursuit.
State police have identified the driver as Brandon R. Robinson, 28, whose last known address was the 700 block of Topsider Court in Newport News.
Police said Robinson is wanted in a March 17 incident that began at 5:49 a.m when Trooper J.E. Shaw spotted a 2010 Camaro speeding on westbound Interstate 64 in James City County.
The trooper clocked the car at speeds topping 122 mph and tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver sped off and exited the interstate onto westbound state Route 30, entering New Kent County, police said.
The driver then turned onto a side road off state Route 30, struck a pole, hit a ditch and, while the car was moving, jumped out of the car, police said. The driver fled on foot and the moving car continued onward until it struck the side of an empty house in the 5000 block of Barham Road, police said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robinson is urged to call Virginia State Police at (757) 424-6800.