Additional Charges Filed After Waynesboro High-Speed Chase

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- A Harrisonburg man faces new charges after police say he led them on a high-speed chase Monday night.

Waynesboro police say that David Lee Blair III discarded meth and drug paraphernalia from his car onto Waynesboro streets when the chase began. Police recovered those items early Tuesday morning.

Also on Tuesday, an Augusta County man found an M4 semi-automatic rifle while mowing on yard on Hermitage Road. He turned the rifle over to police after seeing news of the pursuit from local media outlets.

Police say the rifle was stolen from the Elkton home during the home invasion robbery.

On Wednesday, Waynesboro police, searched the area along Route 254 where Monday’s chase happened. Officers, both walking and on ATVs, found a cellphone and a knapsack with about $2,000 and lottery tickets inside.

The new charges for Blair are felony possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I or II drug and a misdemeanor driving on a revoked license.

He remains at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

David Lee Blair III
The knapsack police say they found
The money and lottery tickets police say they found
The M4 rifle police say was recovered.