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Stolen car spotted in Sebastian prompts high-speed chase in Brevard County

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Posted at 7:17 AM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 08:31:17-04

(WESH/NBC) - A wild police chase in Brevard County unfolded Thursday morning when cops spotted a stolen vehicle in northern Indian River County.

Police had been looking for a stolen car for a couple of days when it was spotted in Sebastian, about 10 miles south of Melbourne.

A chase ensued on U.S. 1 at about 100 mph after police said the driver was endangering to the public.

During the chase, a police car wrecked, but the officer was not badly hurt.

Seconds after the Melbourne police car crashed, the chase came to an end.

Officers said they had to use a stun gun on the driver, Jonathan Davis, of Cocoa, Fla., to subdue him. He faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Courtesy WESH-TV via NBC News Channel