KEY LARGO, Fla. – A Key Largo man was arrested Thursday night, more than a week after he fled the scene of a crash on U.S. 1, authorities said.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said Ilias Agelis, 27, was arrested after being spotted by a deputy driving erratically near mile marker 100 on the same stretch of U.S. 1.
Authorities said Agelis' 2012 Honda CRV was swerving and speeding down the highway, nearly hitting a vehicle that was attempting to park.
Linhardt said Agelis was arrested due to a warrant for fleeing and eluding and leaving the scene of a crash from the April 22 incident.
"In that incident, Agelis failed to stop for deputies after he was speeding near the same stretch of U.S. 1. A chase ensued and ultimately (Agelis) crashed a black Mazda truck into some trees near Ocean Bay Drive and East Drive," Linhardt said.
Authorities said Agelis jumped out of the truck and ran away.