At one point in the chase, they say Leger turned his headlights off as he drove 150 miles per hour. The only way they were able to stop him was to use stop sticks and stingers.
The good news? They got him. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office shared the story today of a high-speed chase that cops on the ground ended up bailing on for safety reasons. But air units were high above helping capture 20 year old Richard St. Leger of Pompano Beach. Police say Leger was driving a stolen Mercedes SUV and a chase through several Florida counties reached speeds of 178 miles per hour.
Instead of calling it a day when the vehicle was brought to a stop, Leger thought he had a chance to get away on foot. That turned out to be a mistake. A K-9 named Zorro got the job done and Leger was taken into custody. Leger now faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing with a disregard for safety, and obstruction.