3 arrested after high-speed chase, crash in Martin County this morning
A deputy sustained minor injuries
9:25 AM, Feb 5, 2014
3:11 PM, Feb 5, 2014
PALM CITY, Fla.-- Three people from Broward county have been arrested by the Martin County Sheriff's Office for causing a high-speed chase on their way to commit pillowcase burglaries on the Treasure Coast, according to the sheriff's office.
During the chase, two deputy cruisers were damaged. One deputy suffered minor injuries.
The sheriff's office says around 6:30 Wednesday morning, a driver called 911 saying a car was driving erratically and recklessly on I-95 northbound, and possibly struck her vehicle. The sheriff's office says the car reached speeds up to 120 mph.
Deputies, along with state troopers, located the suspect vehicle and followed it through Palm City.
The car weaved on and off of the interstate near High Meadows Road.
In the process, deputies say the car hit a cruiser and attempted to hit a trooper's vehicle.
A deputy struck the side of the suspect vehicle, sending it off the road before it could hit the trooper.
The suspect vehicle crashed on High Meadows Rd. Deputies took three people into custody, arresting two teen brothers and their friend.
Deputies say the suspects admitted they were heading to Port St. Lucie to commit a burglary. They say they also stole the vehicle in Broward County two days ago.
Deputies say after making these arrests, they learned something new about their method of operation.
"What we've learned as well is that they have a bigger vehicle. This stolen vehicle is kind of an SUV, they use those vehicles to steal the bigger items, the TVs and everything so they can transport them there as opposed to a regular sedan," Chief Deputy, Glenn Theobald , said.
Theobald says the three suspects will be facing felony charges for fleeing law enforcement, battery, and assault.