UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A Virginia National Guard soldier allegedly stole an armored vehicle and led authorities on a two-hour chase June 5.
Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Joshua Philip Yabut.
Yabut was charged with driving under the influence along with felony counts of eluding police and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
The Virginia National Guard said the unit was doing routine training at their Fort Pickett base when Yabut allegedly drove away in the vehicle.
He drove more than 60 miles before surrendering to police near Richmond’s state capitol building.
It wasn’t exactly a high-speed chase, as the M577 armored personnel carrier tops out at about 40 mph.
Major General Timothy Williams in said, “We are extremely grateful that there were no injuries as a result of this incident.”
Officials report the vehicle was returned with no significant damage.