2-county chase suspect stops for toll before arrest

Driver treated for minor injuries after arrest

By Mark Lehman - Reporter

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Seminole County deputies said a driver was arrested early Monday after he led them on a two-county chase, stopping to pay a highway toll along the way.

The Sheriff's Office said the driver of a blue Ford Mustang first fled from police in Sanford after an officer tried to pull the car over for a traffic violation.

A sheriff's helicopter spotted the car a short time later heading south on State Road 417 near Lake Mary Boulevard.

While still fleeing from police, deputies said the driver of the Mustang stopped at a toll plaza, presumably paid the toll, then continued driving south on S.R. 417.

After trying to stop the driver again, deputies used Stop Sticks to puncture the tires of the Mustang.

Deputies said the driver continued to flee as he exited at Aloma Avenue.  He then drove another three miles before stopping at Ellendale Drive, where he was arrested.

The driver was treated for minor injuries after being taken into custody.  Deputies said he faces charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement.

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