DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A driver has been taken into custody after police boxed in a suspected stolen vehicle, following a 20-minute chase.
Miami-Dade Police told 7News the hot pursuit first began around 3:30 p.m., Thursday, near Northwest 141 Street and 22nd Avenue in Opa-Locka, when officers spotted the white stolen Audi.
And when they tried to stop the driver, police said he hit the gas, side-swiped an officer and sped away.
The driver led police on a chase that stretched for miles on the Turnpike.
“We just passed 595 northbound,” said 7Skyforce’s Ralph Rayburn.
7Skyforce was high above giving play by plays, showing the driver snaking and weaving through traffic.
“This vehicle is traveling at a very, very, high rated speed,” said Rayburn.
And during this dangerous drive, smoke began to appear from the back of the car.
“He just cut a tire or hit something; you can see his tires starting to smoke,” said Rayburn.
After that, Miami-Dade Police, along with Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies caught up and blocked him in, and he had no choice but to give up.
“Rifles pointed at the front and back windows of the car,” said Rayburn.
An officer had to kick out the driver’s side window to get to the driver, and other officers took the subject into custody.
“Only one person is being taken out of the car. They will probably come back, check the trunk to make sure nobody is in the trunk,” said Rayburn.
The getaway car police said he stole was towed away for evidence.
Police haven’t released a name for the subject and what charges he may face.
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