*UPDATE* VBPD Involved in vehicle pursuit

Friday, February 23, 2018


Virginia Beach Police arrested and charged ​45-year-old Patrick Nilo Gil of New York, NY with reckless driving, eluding police and two counts of felonious assault.  Additional charges are still pending in our jurisdiction, as well as possible charges from the other jurisdictions that were involved.

                                         GIL, PATRICK NILO.JPG

On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:48 p.m., Officers from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Police requested assistance from the Virginia Beach Police regarding a speeding reckless vehicle driving on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Preliminary Investigation has revealed an officer with the Northampton County Police attempted to stop a vehicle for moving violation which included driving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued on from the Eastern Shore over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel into Virginia Beach. 

While driving across the CBBT the suspect driver attempted to hit a CBBT Police Officer who was out of his vehicle on the bridge. Near the end of the bridge in the 4400 block of Northampton Boulevard Virginia Beach Police Officers were attempting to deploy stop sticks to stop the vehicle. This attempt failed and the driver continued on Northampton Boulevard driving recklessly at a high rate of speed. During this pursuit officers attempted two other deployments of stop sticks. These attempts were unsuccessful. The suspect driver continued driving reckless at a high rate of speed until he was able to drive back onto I-64. Officers from Virginia Beach Police and State Police continued the pursuit to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Once near this tunnel officers attempted to deploy stop sticks. This attempt was successful. The vehicle continued into the tunnel where it caused a multi-vehicle crash. This crash will be investigated by the State Police. 

The driver was then taken into custody. At this time police are still attempting to identify the driver. The driver will be charged with several violations including two attempts of Malicious Wounding, Felony Eluding, Reckless driving, Driving without a license and various registration violations with possibly more pending charges.     

Master Police Officer L.M.  Bauder, Alternate Public Affairs Officer