MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A police pursuit through Broward County ended with a PIT maneuver, a Jeep on its side, and a man in custody Tuesday morning on I-95 near Boca Raton.
A white Jeep had been leading police vehicles on a pursuit at a very low speed through Broward.
The pursuit started in Oakland Park and headed northbound, according to reports.
Images from Chopper 4 showed several Fort Lauderdale police units following the slow-moving Jeep.
A Florida Highway Patrol cruiser performed the PIT maneuver on the jeep causing it to turn on its side.
A PIT maneuver is a police tactic in which a pursuing car can force a fleeing vehicle to turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop.
Police then took the roof off the Jeep and pulled a man out.
He was taken into custody. He is being charged with aggravated battery and fleeing and eluding.
Police said the suspect is accused of ramming another vehicle and a golf cart in Fort Lauderdale.
Law enforcement is looking to see if there is a connection between this pursuit and the two bodies found in Fort Lauderdale beach earlier in the day.
Authorities were forced to close the northbound lanes of the highway, but had reopened at least one lane to traffic by 11:45 a.m.
Drivers are urged to avoid the area.
The pursuit ended in Deerfield Beach.