Published: Jul 23, 2013 5:19 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 23, 2013 6:50 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A traffic stop led to a brief car chase on Summerlin Rd. this afternoon.

Lee County Sheriff's deputies attempted a traffic stop at Reflection Lakes, but the vehicle sped off. The driver tried to hide the car in a parking lot, but deputies spotted it. One of them walked up to the car, but the driver saw him and took off again, nearly running the deputy over in the process.

The vehicles drove down Summerlin Rd. to College Parkway, where deputies performed a pit maneuver and stopped the car.

One deputy hurt his ankle, but otherwise, no one was injured.

Two people, a man and a woman, have been taken into custody. It is still unknown why they were fleeing deputies.