2 people in custody after police pursuit ends on I-595

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - Police were involved in a high-speed chase, Tuesday morning, along Interstate 595 eastbound that started in Pembroke Pines and ended in Davie.

Police continue to investigate, Tuesday afternoon, from where the chase originated, at the Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines.

According to Pembroke Pines Police, an officer responded to a call of a possible drug overdose at the retirement community Tuesday morning. Shortly after, one of the officers was dragged along the road by the suspect’s car. That’s when the chase ensued.

Police said the officer was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. “He does not have any life-threatening injuries, but we’re still waiting to hear any additional information,” said Pembroke Pines Police Capt. Al Xiques.

7Skyforce HD captured video as the pursuit continued eastbound on I-595, where the vehicle was seen driving at a high rate of speed. The chase ended along U.S. Route 441 in Davie, just after 9 a.m.

Officers dragged the driver from the car and also took a passenger into custody.

Two people were seen being taken into custody. Police have yet to confirm why the two fled police.

Due to a heavy police presence, parts of I-595 were shut down near State Road 7. Police have since cleared the scene.

The duo is now behind bars.

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