Woman arrested after high-speed chase

Deputies: Woman sped through 3 counties, tried to elude law enforcement

By Crystal Moyer - Traffic/reporter
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BAKER COUNTY, Fla. - A Tampa woman was taken into custody after a high-speed chase through three counties early Thursday morning.

According to the Baker County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Dekita Gooddine was spotted by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper going eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Suwannee County.

The trooper pulled behind her and began a pursuit.

Gooddine got in the eastbound lane and drove into Columbia County, deputies said. They said the trooper alerted Columbia County law enforcement agencies, who placed stop sticks in the roadway, according to the BCSO.

Gooddine missed the stop sticks and continued speeding through Columbia County, deputies said. The trooper ended up driving over the stop sticks and was not able to proceed with the pursuit, deputies said.

They said Gooddine was traveling up to 100 mph at times.

The BCSO was notified that Gooddine was driving into the county on I-10 eastbound, and they placed stop sticks in the roadway.

According to the BCSO, Gooddine drove over the stop sticks and blew out the tires on I-10 near U.S. 90.

Gooddine attempted to elude deputies, but the car came to a rest around 5:06 a.m., according to the BCSO.

Gooddine was arrested at the scene on charges of reckless driving and fleeing and eluding law enforcement.

No one was injured during the chase.

Deputies said they trying to investigate why Gooddine was driving on the wrong side of the road.

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