Radford University Assistant Provost arrested following police pursuit

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said 60-year-old Susana Carrillo of Radford was arrested for DUID and failure to stop for law enforcement.

A deputy observed Carrillo driving down the middle of Depot Street in Christiansburg on March 2, 2019, at approximately 10:15 p.m. He began the pursuit, using his lights and siren to try to pull the vehicle over, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman Brian Wright.

Wright says the vehicle being pursued had failed to stop near Bill's Used Auto Parts on Radford Road. The deputy notified Christiansburg and Radford police of the situation. The pursuit continued approximately five miles through Montgomery County before the driver entered the City of Radford. The Radford Police Department used spike strips to bring Carrillo's car to a stop. No one was hurt in the incident.

According to police, Carrillo was cooperative once she came to a stop.

Carrillo, who began her position as the Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement at Radford University on December 10, 2019, has been suspended and put on administrative leave until further notice. Her salary is listed as $140,000 annually.

Carrillo is scheduled to appear in court on March 18 in Montgomery County and on March 21 in Radford.

Photo: The Tartan, Radford University


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