Edward D. Briscoe

Edward D. Briscoe

A man was arrested April 1 on multiple charges after attempting to flee police in a wheelchair following a high-speed collision on Route 267 in Leesburg that also left the driver of a second vehicle with serious injuries, according to Virginia State Police.

The second driver involved in the incident was hospitalized with serious injuries, according to police.

Around 1:56 p.m., VSP received notice of a crash in the eastbound lanes of Route 267 at Exit 3 for Shreve Mill Road.

Witnesses said a silver Toyota 4Runner had been traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a Toyota Camry.

Upon arrival, a VSP trooper reportedly found the 4Runner sideways in the travel lane as two off-duty police officers were assisting the male driver into a wheelchair.

The trooper recognized and confirmed the 4Runner and its driver as the subject of a Be On the Look Out advisory bulletin from the Leesburg Police Department.

After the two off-duty officers helped the man back into his wheelchair he reportedly attempted to flee the scene in his wheelchair as they began to assess if he had sustained any injuries in the crash.

The authorities stopped the man and took him into custody.

Edward D. Briscoe, 32, of Washington, D.C., received a felony charge of grand larceny, a misdemeanor larceny charge for possession of stolen personal checks, and for driving without and not possessing a valid license.

The case remains under investigation, per VSP officials.

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