MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man accused of leading police on a chase on I-95 in northwest Miami-Dade appeared before a judge Thursday morning.
Joseph Souffrant, 37, is facing felony charges of grand theft and fleeing law enforcement.READ MORE: Firefighters Freed SW Florida Boy Trapped In Sewer Pipe
Investigators said when officers spotted Souffrant driving a stolen truck they tried to pull him over but he refused to stop.READ MORE: Jury Continues Deliberations In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial After Juror Disagreed With Manslaughter Verdict
As officers pulled back, Souffrant was tracked by a police helicopter and officers paralleled his course on adjacent streets.
After swerving through neighborhoods, Souffrant made his way to I-95. When he made an abrupt U-turn and attempted to drive south on a northbound ramp, he hit a marked police car. He was then taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Pregnant Woman Andreae Lloyd Beaten, Abducted From Miami-Dade Job
In addition to the felony charges, Souffrant is also facing charges of resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.