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Two people were able to avoid arrest after a police pursuit late Wednesday that started in North Stafford and ended in a wreck in a Dumfries neighborhood, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy was patrolling around 11:36 p.m. in the area of Garrisonville and Doc Stone roads when he observed a vehicle swerving in the roadway, SCSO spokesperson Amanda Vicinanzo said.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled up to the gas pumps at the 7-Eleven at the corner of Garrisonville and Mine roads.  As he approached the vehicle, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana, Vicinanzo said.

The driver then accelerated and sped off out of the parking lot and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle headed north on Interstate 95 and eventually into Prince William County before the driver took at exit 152 toward Dumfries.

The vehicle entered a neighborhood and struck a parked car, Vicinanzo said. The driver and passenger fled on foot and a search by units from Stafford, Prince William and the Virginia State Police could not locate the pair.

The investigation is ongoing and deputies are working to identify the driver of the vehicle, Vicinanzo said.

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