An Apollo Beach man has been arrested after a high-speed chase on I-75 ended with a K-9 taking the man down.
On December 16th at 1:44 PM, FHP Troopers located a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Kasey Mitchell, 34, of Apollo Beach, fleeing from Hillsborough County Deputies on Interstate 75 who had intentionally collided with a Deputy’s patrol car following an incident in Apollo Beach.
As the vehicle entered Pasco County, Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle which continued to flee northbound on Interstate 75.
Just north of SR-52, Mitchell intentionally collided with an FHP K-9 Trooper twice and successfully avoided two deployments of spike strips and a PIT maneuver.
At the 295.5 Milepost, just inside Hernando County, a Trooper performed another PIT maneuver and terminated the vehicle pursuit.
FHP says that Mitchell then fled on foot briefly but was stopped by FHP K-9 Titan who terminated the incident.
Mitchell was taken into custody by FHP Troopers and has been charged with Aggravated Fleeing & Eluding and Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer with additional charges pending.
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