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High-speed chase starts in Broward, ends in Hialeah

A police car nudges a car which was leading officers on a high speed chase that spanned 2 counties. The nudge sent the car out of control, and officers arrested 4 suspects after a crash.
A police car nudges a car which was leading officers on a high speed chase that spanned 2 counties. The nudge sent the car out of control, and officers arrested 4 suspects after a crash. COURTESY CBS 4/WPLG Local 10

A wild high-speed police chase that began in Broward ended in Miami-Dade after 15 minutes of tension on Wednesday.

The chase ended with a crash in Hialeah after four car theft suspects led BSO deputies and other police departments on a pursuit.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Leljedal said deputies spotted a stolen white 1991 Toyota Camry, about 11:30 a.m., in Coral Springs.

The driver of the Toyota and three suspects began to speed as they traveled south into Tamarac. Sheriff's deputies joined the chase as the suspects headed onto I-75.

Video shot from helicopters showed the suspects weaving in between cars while traveling southbound on I-75 at more than 90 mph.

The driver of the stolen vehicle also used the emergency lanes to avoid slamming into other vehicles.

After entering Miami-Dade County the driver of the Camry exited the highway east on Northwest 138th Street.

The driver of the car zigzagged through several city streets.

At one point the driver of a blue car apparently tried to assist police by hitting the brakes in front of the Toyota in an effort to slow it down. The suspect simply slammed on his brakes before veering onto an exit ramp.

At 11:50 a.m., one of the suspects tried to get off the car near Amelia Earhart Park on East 65th Street in Hialeah, but another suspect pulled him back inside.

After weaving through several more residential streets, a BSO deputy was able to ram the Toyota, causing it to spin and crash into several vehicles near East 65th Street and Northwest 119th Street, and LeJeune Road in Hialeah.

Before the vehicle barely came to a stop, a passenger bailed out and tried to run from police. Officers used a Taser to subdue him.

Officers pulled three other suspects from the Toyota and took them into custody.

One of the suspects was injured. Hialeah Fire Rescue personnel treated him at the scene and transported him to a nearby hospital.

At least one person was injured in the crash.

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