COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested 21-year-old Cesar Barreras of Tampa on multiple charges after he led officers on a high-speed chase Sunday evening.
It all began just before 6:20 p.m., when officers were notified of a high-speed pursuit on westbound Alligator Alley. Speeds reached over 100 mph at some points in the pursuit.
Stop sticks were placed on the highway near Immokalee Road, that successfully flattened the suspect's tires. The suspect continued to drive on only the vehicle's rims until mile marker 115. Multiple CCSO units arrived at this time.
Both subjects in the vehicle were instructed to exit and lie face down on the ground. Barreras and a female passenger followed the instructions.
According to the report, Barreras had what appeared to be a still-burning marijuana blunt laying next to him on the ground. It tested negative for THC. Deputies found synthetic marijuana strewn about the vehicle.
It was discovered that Barreras had several active warrants with nationwide extradition out of Hillsborough County for false imprisonment and domestic battery, among other charges. Barreras also had an extensive criminal driving record. He was transported to the Naples Jail.
The female passenger was cleared of any criminal involvement.