JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was arrested and charged with DUI following a high-speed pursuit that ended at a Northside gas station, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Cellphone video captured the moment Jacksonville police swarmed the Love's Travel Stop on Pecan Park Road Wednesday night, which is where the chase came to a halt.
According to the a report from the Sheriff's Office, an officer was at the intersection of Golfair and Brentwood boulevards tending to an unrelated traffic stop when the driver of a white Dodge Magnum nearly struck the officer's marked patrol car.
Jacksonville police later identified the driver of the Dodge as Terrence Linell Walker, 51.
The officer followed Walker, who, according to the report, ran three red stoplights. When the officer caught up to the Dodge, he turned on his siren and attempted to pull Walker over, but Walker kept going.
The report said when the officer gave chase, Walker began driving at a high rate of speed and nearly struck several drivers. The chase also went through a construction zone where workers were present.
The pursuit ended at the Love's Travel Stop after an officer performed a PIT maneuver -- a technique in which an officer intentionally bumps a vehicle, causing it to turn sideways.
A group of responding officers swarmed Walker's car and put him in handcuffs. A crack pipe was found inside the Dodge and taken into evidence, the Sheriff's Office said.
Walker was taken to a hospital due to an elevated heart rate, police said. Walker was charged with DUI, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving.