A Hillsville man has been charged with DWI and several other offenses after leading local police on a high-speed chase on a motorcycle that ended with the suspect wrecking in Montgomery County.
According to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jarrett Combs, he was turning onto U.S. 58 heading east off of Farmers Market Road at 4:25 a.m. on August 13 when he noticed a motorcycle traveling in the wrong lane on U.S. 58. Combs said a Harley-Davidson driven by Ronald Justin Moser, 33, of Hillsville, was going east in the westbound lane of U.S. 58 when Combs tried to initiate a traffic stop.
The Carroll Deputy said Moser took off at that point, traveling through Hillsville through the main light by Carroll County High School before turning North on U.S. 52. Moser then turned through the Carroll County Public Library parking lot, jumping the curve onto Beaver Dam Road before turning left onto Route 100, Combs said.
Joining Combs in the chase were Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Joe Utt, Hillsville Police Department officers Jason Hawks and Hunter Grubb, and Virginia State Police Trooper Chuck Campbell. Combs said the chase reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and continued on into Pulaski County on Route 100. State Troopers from Wythe County joined the chase near Old Baltimore Road on Route 100, Combs said.
Moser eventually turned right off of Route 100 onto Interstate 81 North in Pulaski County and on into Montgomery County. Combs said Moser eventually wrecked his motorcycle near mile marker 111 on I-81.
“At that point, he tried to run. He resisted arrest, but he didn’t get far,” Combs said. “I arrested him and took him to Radford Hospital for a blood draw and then transported him to New River Valley Regional Jail.”
Combs said Moser’s injuries from the wreck consisted of “a little bit of road rash,” noting the man was checked by EMS and released for the blood draw.
Moser faces several charges in several jurisdictions including, DWI 1st offense; obstruction of justice- resisting arrest; two counts of reckless driving – disregarding police command to stop – endangerment; and reckless driving – endangering life or limb.
Moser is currently being held without bond at New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.
Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN