Florida deputies pursue man driving the wrong way in stolen van truck

Alachua deputies said a pursuit Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a van truck in Tampa. streets. Deputies believe Brandon J. Baker, 33, was armed when he stole the truck and drove north into the southbound lanes on Interstate 75 from the Marion County line. Baker then exited I-75 onto SW Archer Road. The chase moved through parts of Butler Plaza and 34th Street Plaza to the 2100 block of SW 34th Street. After deputies perform a PIT maneuver, you can see the suspect exit the truck as he is still running. He is then hit by a deputy. car, throwing him almost directly into the arms of a waiting deputy. Miraculously, no one was seriously injured in the pursuit, according to the ACSO. Baker is in the Alachua County Jail charged with multiple crimes.

Alachua deputies said a pursuit Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a van truck in Tampa.

The sheriff’s office released dashcam footage of the intense chase in which the suspected truck thief can be seen driving in the wrong direction on busy streets.

Deputies believe Brandon J. Baker, 33, was armed when he stole the truck and drove north into the southbound lanes on Interstate 75 from the Marion County line.

Baker then exited I-75 onto SW Archer Road. The chase moved through parts of Butler Plaza and 34th Street Plaza to the 2100 block of SW 34th Street.

After deputies perform a PIT maneuver, you can see the suspect exit the truck while it is still running.

He is then rammed by a deputy’s car, knocking him almost directly into the arms of a waiting deputy.

Miraculously, no one was seriously injured in the pursuit, according to the ACSO.

Baker is in the Alachua County Jail charged with multiple crimes.

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