3 men have been arrested after leading police on a chase through Miami-Dade County, ending in a crash off I-95.
Jermaine Williams, 21, and Brandon Atwell, 20, each face several charges, including burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and criminal mischief. A third person, George Westbrook, 17, was also arrested. Miami-Dade police say he is facing a felony.
The pursuit began near Northwest 103rd Street on the Palmetto Expressway. Police said the three suspects burglarized two homes, one in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and another in Pinecrest, earlier in the day.
Sky 10 above the scene showed a Miami-Dade police chopper following a dark-colored Mercedes Benz on northbound I-95 about 11:30 a.m. The car appeared to be exceeding 100 mph and, at one point, lost a tire as it weaved in and out of traffic.
The chase lasted about 15 minutes before the car exited Broward Boulevard, slammed into the guardrail, rear-ended another car, and came to a stop.
Two men and one juvenile were seen being taken into custody.
"That car picked him up this morning. I don't know where they went or what they did, but I saw it on the news and I said, 'My kid is in that car,'" said Tracy Westboro, who said she was the mother of one of the suspects.
Westboro couldn't believe her son had been arrested.
"Burglaries? George can barely walk. George is crippled, he can barely walk," said Westboro. "I don't know what kind of burglary he can do."
The vehicle the three were driving was a rental. Police found jewelry, clothing, and computers from the car, saying it was evidence of the earlier burglaries.
Two women inside the car that was rear-ended were treated at the scene of the crash.
"Yes, we're fine," said the driver of that car.