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Injured Va. trooper to undergo rehab in Georgia

Friday - 4/19/2013, 4:40am  ET

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia State Trooper who suffered a spinal cord injury while chasing a suspect has been transported to a Georgia rehabilitation center.

The Bristol Herald Courier ( reports 41-year-old Jamie Lawson will undergo treatment at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

Lawson was injured April 9 in the Scott County community of Daniel Boone when he crashed into a parked vehicle. State Police say Lawson was chasing a suspect who failed to stop at a license checkpoint in Scott County. The suspect faces charges of attempted capital murder and several drug counts.

To assist his family with medical costs, a fund has been established at New Peoples Bank in Gate City.


Information from: Bristol Herald Courier,

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