Turnpike pursuit of BMW with teenage mother asking for help ends in Brownsville

Pursuit of BMW with teenage mother asking for help ends in Brownsville, FHP reports

BROWNSVILLE, Fla. – A teenage girl told authorities on Monday that she and her baby were with a violent man in a white BMW traveling northbound on the Florida Turnpike and they needed help.

According to Lt. Alex Camacho, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, the 17-year-old girl said the man who was driving struck her in the face during an argument, and he refused to comply with her requests to stop the car. She said the man was the father of the baby.

FHP troopers followed the BMW as it traveled to State Road 836 and exited northbound onto Northwest 27 Avenue in Miami-Dade County, Camacho said. The driver stopped at Northwest 50 Street, just south of the Brownsville Train Station.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to check up on the baby and the teenage girl. Her parents also responded to pick her and the baby who was not injured. Troopers arrested the man who is facing charges of domestic violence and child endangerment.

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