Wheeling man facing several charges following high-speed pursuit


A Wheeling man is in the Northern Regional Jail following a high-speed pursuit Saturday. 

29-year-old Joseph Thomas Walton was arrested by Wheeling Police after fleeing an attempted traffic stop on National Road. 

Police grew suspicious once the vehicle in question was reported stolen earlier that day. 

The chase continued on Interstate 70, and then the into Elm Grove area. Eventually, the car became stuck in the mud, and the driver surrendered to police. 

Walton is charged with being a fugitive from justice, fleeing while DUI and grand larceny.

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