NewsRegion St Lucie CountyPort St Lucie

Actions

FHP: Reckless driver leads troopers on 120 mph chase in St. Lucie County

Johnson Conrad, 34, arrested on Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie
wptv-i95-port-st-lucie-crash-1.jpg
wptv-i95-port-st-lucie-crash-2.jpg
wptv-i95-port-st-lucie-crash-4.jpg
wptv-i95-port-st-lucie-crash-3.jpg
Posted at 1:47 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 19:04:15-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A reckless driver speeding more than 120 mph led troopers on a dangerous chase Thursday on Interstate 95 in St. Lucie County, authorities said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pair of troopers spotted a blue Volkswagen driving in a "reckless manner" in the northbound lanes of I-95 between mile markers 89 and 103 around 11 a.m.

The FHP said the driver was speeding more than 120 mph at one point and kept changing lanes.

After chasing the driver for more than 20 miles, one of the troopers performed a PIT maneuver on the Volkswagen near mile marker 114, Becker Road in Port St. Lucie, causing the vehicle to spin out on the highway.

Troopers arrested the driver, identified as Johnson Conrad, 34, on charges of reckless driving and fleeing and eluding.

Conrad was taken to Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital with minor injuries. It's unclear if the troopers were hurt.

WPTV news crew at the scene saw at least two FHP cruisers damaged, along with Conrad's Volkswagen.

All three vehicles were eventually towed away.