Man arrested following early-morning police pursuit in Botetourt Co.

Cody Brads mugshot
Cody Brads mugshot(Botetourt County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 7:12 AM EDT
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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - One man is in custody following a police pursuit that started in Botetourt County early Wednesday.

Cody Brads, 23, of Salem, is charged with Felony Elude of Police, Driving under the influence of Drugs, and Obstruction of Justice.

About 5 a.m., the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office got an emergency call from a resident on Mountain Pass Road, saying someone had overdosed on something and was unresponsive. Someone at the scene administered NARCAN to the man, who then got into a car and drove off.

When deputies got to the area, they saw the driver driving erratically north on Mountain Pass Road, heading toward Route 11. Deputies tried to stop the driver, who refused to stop, according to the sheriff’s office, and sped north on Route 11.

The chase continued onto Route 43 and into Bedford County, where deputies tried to use spike strips to disable the car. That didn’t work, and the driver was finally stopped on Route 460 in Botetourt County after spikes were used again.

Deputies approaching the car saw the driver, who didn’t respond to commands. He was again unresponsive, according to deputies, and paramedics were called to take him to a hospital. He was arrested after being treated, and is being held without bond at the Botetourt-Craig Regional Jail.

One man is in custody following a pursuit in Botetourt County.
One man is in custody following a pursuit in Botetourt County.(WDBJ7)

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