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Police chase begins in Miami-Dade; driver abandons car in Broward

Police searching for driver who led high-speed chase across two counties
Police searching for driver who led high-speed chase across two counties

MIAMI – The driver of a white Mercedes-Benz nearly hit a police motorman on Wednesday in Miami-Dade County and sped away to a parking building in Broward County.

The police chase on Interstate 95 began on the Rickenbacker Causeway, which connects Miami’s Brickell area with Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. It ended when the driver abandoned the car in Dania Beach and vanished.

The driver was speeding while traveling northbound on I-95, took the exit at Stirling Road, got back on I-95 northbound, and then took the exit at Griffin Road.

The driver headed westbound on Griffin Road and turned left into the Airport-Griffin/Tri-Rail Station area and drove into the station’s parking garage building.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies found the white Mercedes-Benz, but the driver was no longer inside.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers and deputies set up a perimeter in the area.

According to authorities, the driver is a man, but that’s the only description provided so far.

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Local 10 News Anchor Jenise Fernandez, Investigative Reporter Jeff Weinsier, and Assignment Manager Kerry Weston contributed to this report.


About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.