A Palm Beach front County person was arrested Friday soon after fleeing from deputies on U.S. 1 in a stolen auto.
The incident started at somewhere around 11:15 a.m. when the Palm Seashore County Sheriff’s Business been given information that a white Honda Pilot activity utility vehicle claimed stolen out of Palm Seashore County could be in Monroe County.
Deputies noticed the Honda heading northbound on U.S. 1 around Mile Marker 80 in Islamorada.
PBCSO mentioned Sgt. Vaughn O’Keefe tried to make a targeted visitors halt ahead of the Honda’s driver, Harold Adalgo James, 24, sped absent.
Multiple deputies also tried to make a site visitors halt, but they terminated their involvement in the pursuit due to community basic safety as James reached speeds of more than 80 mph whilst swerving and almost hanging several other vehicles on the freeway.
James also produced many illegal U-turns on U.S. 1 and turned into just one community ahead of jumping back on U.S. 1.
Deputy Jacques Rozek effectively spiked the Honda’s tires around Mile Marker 102.
James then exited the Honda and laid down in the grass in the vicinity of the highway. Law enforcement say he manufactured weird statements when questioned and believed his uncle was pursuing him and not law enforcement because his uncle has lasers that can change the names on cars.
A purse was located inside of the Honda that James mentioned he stole from a auto parked at a resort, according to police.
James was taken to jail and charged with grand theft of a motor car, fleeing and eluding law enforcement and reckless driving.