Three men allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Collier County and ending in Broward County.
The incident began in Collier County where the men were wanted for burglary of an occupied dwelling.
Police began following the men in their getaway car when they entered Alligator Alley (I-75) and led police on a chase with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour.
This crime is known as aggravated fleeing and eluding and is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.
The men in the car continued into Broward County where the getaway car allegedly caused a crash. The suspects eventually bailed out of the car and tried to flee on foot when they were arrested and taken into custody.
Fleeing and eluding and aggravated fleeing and eluding are felonies that require the court to impose a mandatory conviction (adjudication) and a mandatory one-year driver’s license suspension.
In addition to fleeing and eluding charges, these suspects will likely be charged with reckless driving, resisting an officer without violence, and the burglary of an occupied dwelling in Collier County.
In case like this where defendants face charges out of multiple counties, there may be multiple bonds set.
In this case, since the chase and crash ended in Broward, it is likely that the suspects will remain in Broward and post bond in Broward and will then have to surrender in Collier to post bond over there.
All of the charges that the defendants are facing are bondable offenses.
Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney representing clients in Miami & Broward for fleeing and eluding and aggravated fleeing and eluding charges.