Two Michigan men and one Michigan teen were arrested after a dangerous high-speed chase through two states, ending in Florida.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, on Friday at 6:23 am, Troopers were notified about two stolen vehicles heading north on I-75 in Sumter County.
The vehicles, a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2022 Dodge Durango were being tacked by their owner.
Troopers say at some point, the owner told investigators that the Durango stopped in Marion County.
About 45 minutes later, a Florida Department of Agriculture Officer spotted the Grand Cherokee on I-75 and attempted a traffic stop. Troopers say the driver refused to stop and was being followed by a 2022 Dodge Hellcat.
Both vehicles fled north and crossed into Georgia where they ditched the Cherokee, and the three suspects piled into the Hellcat and continued north.
Troopers say the trio was spotted by a Lowndes County Deputy, who attempted a traffic stop, and the three refused to stop.
Troopers say at exit 22 the driver turned around and headed back south into Florida on I-75.
Once the trio entered Florida, FHP attempted to stop the car that was driving at speeds of 160 mph.
Near mile marker 439, Troopers deployed stop sticks that struck the left front tire of the Hellcat, but the driver continued to flee with “run-flat” tires.
As the car approached SR-247 overpass in Columbia County, the driver and two passengers exited the car and fled on foot toward a wooded area, east of the interstate.
A multi-agency perimeter was established, and the three were eventually arrested.
Troopers say the three arrested and booked into the Columbia County jail were Steven Grimes, 20, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Earnest King, 20, of East Point, Michigan, and Cejay Spencer, 16, of Minot, Michigan.
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