FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A man who led police on a two county chase over the weekend in a U-Haul truck appeared before a judge on Monday.READ MORE: Video Captures Pompano Beach Shooting, Suspects Sought
A judge set bond for 52-year old Jean Philippe Pierre Antoine at $18,500, however he’ll remain in jail on an “out of county” hold.
During his appearance, Pierre Antoine asked the judge if he could speak. The judge said he could if it didn’t concern facts in the case.
“It was not physical against the police, it was they were trying to stop my car,” said Pierre Antoine.
The judge stopped him there saying those were facts of the case.
On Sunday, around 1 p.m., Opa-Locka police received a call about a U-Haul van being driven erratically.READ MORE: Red, Long-Time Zoo Miami Resident Ostrich Found Dead
When officers found the van, and pulled over its driver, things went downhill from there.
“The vehicle stopped. One of our officers exited and tried to make contact with the driver,” said Police Chief James Dobson. “At that point, that driver struck the Opa-Locka officer and he radioed in for back up.”
Police chased the van along N.W. 151st Street to 27th Avenue where it turned north in Miami Gardens.
Chief Dobson said the van hit parked vehicles along the way before the chase finally ended near the county line at SR-441 in Miramar. A patrol unit was able to block the van.
Fabiola Saavedra who was with her family having ice cream watched the chase come to an end in front of her.
“We are so happy because it’s very dangerous. We never know if everybody had a gun but the police was very quick so we are happy for that because Sunday is a day where we want to try to be with the family in peace,” said Saavedra.MORE NEWS: Art Of Black Aims To Showcase Diversity In The Arts During Art Week
Pierre Antoine was booked at the Broward County jail on his 52nd birthday and charged with several crimes including reckless driving, aggravated battery on an officer and aggravated assault on an officer.