BOWLING GREEN, Va. (WRIC) — Three Florida men who were seriously in a crash following a high-speed pursuit in Caroline County on Thursday are now facing a slew of drug and gun charges.
Shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, a Virginia State Police trooper was monitoring traffic on Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County and clocked a 2010 Mercedes traveling northbound at 85 mph. When the trooper activated his lights, police say the Mercedes sped away at a ‘high rate of speed.’
The suspect vehicle eventually exited onto U.S. Route 1 in Caroline County and headed south in excess of 100 mph. The driver then lost control, ran off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.
The driver and two passengers were all three transported to Mary Washington Hospital where they are still recovering from serious injuries.
Inside the vehicle, authorities seized heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD and prescription drugs totaling approximately $80,000 in street value. Two handguns were also seized.
The male driver, 22-year-old Jesus J. Isaguirre of Green Acres, Florida, is facing 11 charges, which include illegal possession of cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs; transporting narcotics with the intent to distribute; eluding police; speeding; possession of a firearm while in possession of illegal drugs and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The two passengers, 23-year-old Fleurisson Lebrun of West Palm and 21-year-old Noel Mendoza of Green Acres, each face eight charges, including illegal possession of cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs; transporting narcotics with the intent to distribute; and possession of a firearm while in possession of illegal drugs.