According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:00 am, the Florida Highway Patrol requested the assistance of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a stolen vehicle. Troopers advised the vehicle was southbound on Hwy 87 after running from a trooper during a traffic stop. During the incident, the vehicle came to a stop on Nichols Lake Road in Milton and the suspect ran from the trooper on foot.
The suspect was then observed driving a separate vehicle from the scene at a high rate of speed. This stolen vehicle was followed by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The vehicle traveled southbound on Hwy 87 recklessly, without regard to other motorists.
Later, Santa Rosa Dispatch received a call in reference to a roll over motor vehicle accident on East Bay Blvd. This was the same vehicle deputies were in contact with on Hwy 87. The vehicle was involved in a roll over after striking another unrelated vehicle. The suspect was taken out of the vehicle and transported Lifeguard Air Ambulance to a hospital.
At this time, this case is still under investigation.