By Team

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.

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Investigators said when officers spotted Souffrant driving a stolen truck they tried to pull him over but he refused to stop.

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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.

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In addition to the felony charges, Souffrant is also facing charges of resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license. Team