• Multi-state chase on I-95 ends with injured alpaca, FHP says

    By: Cole Heath , Action News Jax

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    A multi-state police chase ends with farm animals hurt on the side of the highway Monday morning on the state line in Nassau County.

    Right now, the search is on for two suspects responsible for crashing their car into the back of a hauler packed with alpacas parked on the side of I-95. The trailer was on its way from a farm in New York to a breeding facility in Bushnell, Florida.

    21 alpacas were onboard the trailer, and at last check one was severely hurt after the parked truck and trailer was hit at the agricultural inspection station on the state line.

    “I pulled over to do my paperwork, a car came flying through here being chased by cops, hit the trailer and took off,” Alpaca farm manager Mike O’Brien said.

    Investigators say they tried to find the suspects around a near-by liquor store, but didn't at this time.

    A Florida Highway Patrol report says troopers found garbage bags filled with stolen mail, including checks, inside the suspects’ abandoned car.

    The report also said the chase started in Kingsland, Georgia when an officer tried to pull the car over on I-95 for speeding, when the driver kept going into Florida and the inspection station where they hit the parked trailer.

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