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By Joe Thomas
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Deputy hits trees while chasing car

Suspect flees driver's license check point; chase ends in crash


January 2, 2020

Joe Thomas

Sheriff's vehicle crashes during high-speed chase

An Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's deputy sustained minor injuries when she crashed her vehicle into trees during a high-speed chase that ended in Florida.

Sheriff Heath Jackson said the sheriff's office, Flomaton police and troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency were conducting a driver's license checkpoint on Old Fannie Road Dec. 27 when the accident occurred.

Jackson said a vehicle approached the checkpoint about 9:30 p.m. coming from Florida and turned around in a ditch and fled in the opposite direction back to Florida.

He said officers began to purse the vehicle and noted t...

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