March 14, 2014
An Orange County man is accused of leading police on an hour-long chase.
The unusual part: police say he was driving a motor home the wrong way on Interstate 64. Police say 26-year-old Michael Keys faces five felonies, including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer and child endangerment.
Augusta County Sheriff's Captain Dwight Wood says the chase started when Keys' wife called 911 from a gas station in Augusta County and said her husband shot at her there. He left in their 30-foot long R-V, with a seven-year-old boy. Waynesboro Police tried to arrest him in the city, and the pursuit began there, and moved into Albemarle County.
The motor home was traveling east on I-64, got off at the Crozet exit, and re-entered the eastbound lanes, headed west. Police say he was dodging oncoming vehicles, then got off the interstate again at the Shadwell exit, onto Route 250.
Police say the RV driver tried to run over a state trooper, after police deflated his tires with a "stinger" device.