MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities have arrested the driver of a stolen pickup truck after he led them on a high-speed pursuit along Alligator Alley that started in Fort Myers and ended off busy Miramar Parkway.
7SkyForce hovered above the speeding white 2019 Ford F-150 for the majority of the pursuit, Thursday afternoon.
According to investigators, the driver stole a truck that belongs to a landscaping company in Fort Myers.
The pursuit began near Mile Marker 77 at around 3:30 p.m.
The driver of the truck reportedly reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
The driver was seen speeding on the shoulder of I-75 and, at one point, he swerved across several lanes of traffic and crossed a grassy median as he exited the highway.
When a Florida Highway Patrol deputy performed a PIT maneuver on the truck, the vehicle veered off until it came to rest in an embankment off Miramar Parkway.
The driver exited the truck and ran through the marsh in an attempt to flee from troopers. He climbed a fence and ran toward a nearby canal, but he eventually grew tired and surrendered as troopers approached him with their guns drawn.
Thursday evening, 7News cameras captured an SUV from the landscaping company that came to Miramar to pick up the stolen truck.
Investigators said the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Anthony Sibert, was the sole occupant of the truck. He faces numerous charges in Fort Myers, including grand theft auto.
Thursday night, FHP officials said Sibert has been booked at the Lee County Jail.
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