WILD VIDEO: Pursuit on Florida highway ends in arrest

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Video released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows a wanted person being arrested Wednesday following a pursuit on State Road 528 which started in Brevard County and ended in Orange County.

According to Local 10 News partner WKMG, troopers said Daniel Harris, 33, was arrested in the westbound lanes of the Beachline near Dallas Boulevard after law enforcement rammed the vehicle he was driving in order to stop him.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies started the pursuit around 2:05 p.m. when they identified Harris on an out-of-state warrant for terrorist threats.

Daniel Harris, 33, was arrested after leading Florida Highway Patrol troopers on a pursuit on State Road 528, a report shows. (Florida Highway Patrol)

According to an arrest report, troopers joined the pursuit a few minutes later as the white Kia Soul deputies were tailing drove between 55 and 75 mph down the Beachline around mile marker 26.

The report shows Harris made no attempt to stop and continued switching lanes, despite troopers activating their emergency lights and sirens.

Video shows multiple FHP vehicles actively attempt to slow down the Kia by braking in front of it and repeatedly ramming into the vehicle. A P.I.T., or precision immobilization technique, was also attempted, but footage shows the Kia regained control before circumventing the law enforcement cruisers.

Harris is then seen getting out of the vehicle with his hands up. Aerial footage shows a swarm of FHP cruisers surround Harris as the pursuit culminates in an arrest in Orange County.

Harris faces multiple charges, including for terroristic threats, fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer and driving with a suspended license.

He is currently booked in the Orange County jail.

Video of the chase can be viewed by clicking here.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.