High-speed police chase through Naples highlights risk of serious or fatal car accidents

For the second time in two weeks, a high-speed car chase between law enforcement and the driver of a stolen vehicle ends in arrest, naplesnews.com reports.

Last week a Bradenton man led police on a two-county, high-speed car chase that ended in a fatal car accident. On Labor Day, a Naples man was arrested by Collier County deputies after allegedly stealing a 1994 Toyota. Law enforcement officials report that the suspect drove against traffic at speeds up to 100 m.p.h. before crashing and leading officers on a foot chase. Ultimately, the 31-year-old man was tasered, tackled and taken into custody. Fortunately, no one was injured during the mid-morning chase on Goodlette-Frank Road.

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The car chase may have been brief, but the alleged suspect showed blatant disregard for both property and other motorists on the road, putting both law enforcement and innocent drivers at risk. For nearly 2.1 miles, officers followed the Naples man as he continued to accelerate and veered again and again into the path of oncoming traffic.

At one point, officers reported, the suspect almost caused a head-on collision with an oncoming pickup truck. No amount of defensive driving can protect a motorist against an erratic driver fleeing police. Often police share part of the blame when a car chase over a minor traffic incident is permitted to escalate to the point where lives are endangered.