FHP troopers collide during suspect chase

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Staff reports

Baldwin County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday notified the Florida Highway Patrol’s Tallahassee Regional Communications Center they were pursuing a subject in a stolen white pickup eastbound on Interstate 10 for carjacking and narcotics violations and that the pursuit was entering Florida.

FHP Troopers engaged in a brief pursuit once the suspect entered Florida. During the pursuit two FHP patrol cars collided with each other, just east of the weigh station.  The Troopers involved suffered serious injuries and were transported to Sacred Heart.

The suspect vehicle continued eastbound and collided into the rear of a tractor-trailer near the Florida Welcome Center. The driver of the suspect vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody without incident, transported to
Sacred Heart for treatment and later booked into the Escambia County Jail on the following charges:

  • Grand Theft (Auto)
  • Felony Fleeing and Eluding
  • Willful and Wanton Reckless Driving
  • DUI Property Damage (Drugs)
  • DUI
  • Serious Bodily Injury (Drugs) and Battery on an Emergency Medical Care Provider

One Trooper was treated and released and other is being held overnight for observation but is in stable condition, per FHP.