Man charged with resisting arrest after high speed chase


Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.

A chase through Gainesville at speeds of more than 100 mph ended late Thursday night with the arrest of a Hawthorne man on DUI and other charges, Lt. Mike Schibuola reported.

Brad Seymour, 23, was eventually stopped in southeast Gainesville after a tire was blown out by a spiked device placed in the road by police.

The incident began about 11:30 p.m. when officer Natalie Hall tried to stop Seymour for a traffic offense in the 6000 block of Newberry Road, Schibuola said.

Seymour raced east on West University Avenue, reaching 80 mph while tailed by officers, Schibuola said.

Police lost sight of Seymour but found him again on Northeast 39th Avenue, going faster than 100 mph. Stop sticks were laid by Sgt. Stephen Girard on the road to damage Seymour’s tires.

He drove south on Waldo Road and was eventually caught in the 100 block of Southeast 26th Street.

Schibuola said he was charged with DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest without violence.

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