Car sideswipes vehicles and guardrails, then gives up.
3 county police chase ends in Palm Beach Co. PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL--A police pursuit has ended after a three county chase that began in Miami-Dade County and ended in Central Palm Beach County.
It started as a criminal investigation into narcotics trafficking according to Nicole Navas with US Customs and Immigration Enforcement.
Police ended up chasing a white Mazda which hit a police cruiser and peeled off reaching speeds up to 130 miles per hour.
The driver made it to the Florida Turnpike and traveled through Broward County and into Palm Beach County.
Helicopters trailed him, but police had no opportunity to put down stop sticks or do a pit maneuver and spin the car off the road.
Eventually the driver sideswiped a car then hit a guardrail, struck a pickup truck, and once again bounced into a guardrail before swerving into the median. The driver then veered into the shoulder where the car came to a stop.
The driver climbed out the window and gave up on the Florida Turnpike near Okeechobee Boulevard in suburban West Palm Beach.
Police took him into custody. A second person was apprehended in Miami.
A woman driving the pickup that was hit by the speeding Mazda managed to keep her vehicle on the road while weaving violently. She later said, "I kept it, I didn't lose it...I didn't hit anyone...I'm ready for NASCAR."
Her son picked her up and as she walked away she said, "I’m going home to have a rum tonight without the Coke."
No comment from the man who put the lives of hundreds in jeopardy on a day thousands were on the road beginning their early Thanksgiving holiday trek. Police still have not identified him.
Miami Dade Police, Broward Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office assisted the US Customs and Immigration Enforcement with today's pursuit.
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