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Strasburg man caught following car chase
A Strasburg man who allegedly failed to stop for a Culpeper County deputy sheriff was apprehended in Orange County shortly before midnight Monday following a car chase that ended when the suspect’s tires were deflated.
According to Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ana Ortiz, the incident began when a deputy attempted to stop 38-year-old Ronald William Moore’s Ford Ranger near the intersection of U.S. Route 522 and Twin Mountain Road in the Rapidan area.
Moore, allegedly driving at speeds of 70 to 80 mph on narrow country roads, made it into Orange County, where deputies waited on State Route 20 and used a deflation device to blow his tires.
Moore tried to flee on foot but was caught and turned over to Culpeper authorities, Ortiz said.
Moore was charged with felony driving under the influence, felony eluding law enforcement, felony driving on a revoked license and unauthorized use of an automobile.
He is being held without bond pending his first court appearance.