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A car chase that began early Sunday morning in Waldorf eventually came to its conclusion in Caroline County, Va.

At about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 16, officers tried to stop a car on U.S. 301 for an alleged traffic violation near Billingsley Road in Waldorf, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said.

Rather than stopping, the driver, 26-year-old Jamie R. Gerald III of Seat Pleasant, barrelled right on through and led officers across the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge in Newburg.

From there, Richardson said, Virginia police officers took over the pursuit.

An article in the Virginia-based Free Lance-Star said Gerald drove on the wrong side of the road for several miles but did not hit anyone. The chase went all the way through King George County.

King George police set up spike strips to try to stop him, according to the report, but he swerved into the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 to miss them. Eventually, Gerald hit spike strips placed near the entrance of Fort A.P. Hill. He was able to drive for a few miles before coming to a stop near Bowling Green, according to the report.

Officers found a gun in the vehicle and also arrested one of the other five passengers, 24-year-old Tiffany Jones of Mitchellville, police reported.

Gerald is facing charges in King George and Caroline counties in Virginia. Charges in Charles County were not available online at press time.

Lindsay Renner