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'The car is a Ferrari, and it goes fast,' Florida man tells Florida Keys deputy

Posted: 9:12 AM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 13:13:31Z
Gabriel Molina

PLANTATION KEY, Fla. — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrested a 29-year-old Miami man Sunday morning after they said he fled from deputies in a Ferrari, reaching speeds of 100 mph.

Around 2:13 a.m., law enforcement in the Upper Keys was informed that a driver in a Ferrari was driving recklessly, traveling southbound at a high rate of speed down the center lane.

The car passed a deputy traveling about 75 mph, prompting the deputy to activate his lights and siren. The sheriff's office said the Ferrari then accelerated to 100 mph.

The driver, later identified as Gabriel Molina, then turned off his driving lights, said officials.

The deputy said he passed a gas station and saw Molina standing in front of the Ferrari with a woman in the passenger's seat. Molina was taken into custody without further incident.

The sheriff's office said Molina admitted to speeding and said: "The car is a Ferrari and it goes fast."

Molina denied fleeing from law enforcement, but the woman in the passenger seat said Molina saw the deputy's lights and heard his siren. She said she also told Molina to slow down.

Molina was charged with fleeing and eluding.

The female passenger was not charged.