Motorcyclist apprehended after traffic stop turns into foot chase on I-66

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A motorcyclist was apprehended on I-66 after a traffic stop turned into a short chase Thursday morning, Virginia State police said. 

Police initiated a traffic stop around 6:44 a.m. on a motorcycle going east on I-66. The motorcyclist didn't stop and sped away from the trooper at about 100 mph on the right shoulder. 

The motorcyclist, 25-year-old Rudine L. Puckett, tried to take Exit 28 and then crashed. Puckett then fled on foot into the woods, police said. 

Police were able to apprehend him at 7:15 a.m. 

Puckett was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was then transported to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with one felony count of eluding police and one count of reckless driving.

The incident remains under investigation. 

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