JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol said it has captured an at-large suspect who ran into the woods off Interstate 10 East on Thursday morning.
FHP Sgt. Dylan Bryan said troopers got a call that a vehicle was driving recklessly in the area. The driver was passing in the shoulder and driving more than 100 mph, Bryan said.
When troopers approached the car, it sped off and started a police chase.
Troopers were able to corner the driver, but he and the passenger got out of the car and ran into the woods. Troopers quickly detained the passenger, a woman, but the driver, a man, ran into the woods.
The woman told troopers who the man was and a search began.
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FHP, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Corrections, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission looked for the driver in the woods with mounted units and K9s, Bryan said.
The driver was found around 3:30 p.m. and he was taken to a local hospital after an encounter with a K9.
Once the man is released from the hospital, he will face charges of reckless driving, and fleeing/eluding. He also had outstanding warrants, so he will face charges for those as well, Bryan said.