Teen in stolen car leads troopers on high-speed chase through North Florida counties

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 8, 2018

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A teenager is facing multiple charges after authorities say he led troopers on a high-speed chase through several North Florida counties in a stolen car.

The Florida Highway Patrol says around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, troopers spotted a gold Honda Accord traveling at nearly 110 mph on U.S. Highway 19 just south of North Barber Hill Road in Jefferson County. FHP says the car also matched the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Tallahassee.

According to arrest documents, troopers began to pursue the car, which was weaving through traffic, following other vehicles too closely and cutting off other drivers. The suspect reportedly also drove through red lights on U.S. 19 at the intersections of U.S. 98 and Puckett Road.

Troopers say they followed the suspect into Dixie County, where the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office had set up spike strips. The suspect's car eventually came to a stop in the southbound lane of U.S. 19 and he was taken into custody.

19-year-old De'mons Thompson has been charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, dealing in stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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