“High” Trucker Leads Police On 18-Mile Pursuit Culminating In Standoff With SWAT Team
Spotsylvania County, Virginia – A truck driver allegedly high on methamphetamine led police on an slow speed, hours-long chase in Virginia on Wednesday night culminating in a standoff with law enforcement.
According to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office it all began when a local resident of reported a tractor-trailer parked along a desolate county road at approximately 7:15 p.m. When police arrived, the truck driver, 51-year-old Muni Hussein of New York, appeared startled and fled the scene according to officers.
Hussein then led police on an 18-mile low speed chase through the county. Officers deployed stop sticks and were finally able to successfully disable the rig enough to cause Hussein to jackknife around a sharp turn along Piney Branch Road.
Once the chase ended a standoff with police began. Officers gave instructions to Hussein over a loud speaker to exit the truck, but Hussein refused. He instead buried himself in his sleeper.
Police deployed numerous smoke bombs and even flash-bang grenades to force Hussein out, but the truck driver refused once more. The standoff finally came to an end when two SWAT team members entered the semi-truck and successfully took Hussein into custody.
Police searched the truck and say they discovered the reason for Hussein’s resistance as methamphetamine was found inside.
Hussein is now facing charges of felony eluding, felony possession of methamphetamine, driving under the influence of drugs, refusal to submit to testing, failure to obey traffic signals and failure to turn on hazard lights while stopped in the roadway.
He is being held without bond.