Cape traffic stop leads to chase, arrest

CREATED Dec. 6, 2013

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  • Clarence Edwards Williams Jr.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police took an unlicensed driver off the streets Thursday while conducting a traffic enforcement operation along Hancock Bridge Parkway following Tuesday's crash involving a 9-year-old boy.

A traffic officer tried to stop an older model Pontiac ion in the 1700 block of Hancock Bridge Parkway for a seat belt violation.  At first the driver acted as if he were pulling over but then suddenly sped off, making a u-turn in front of oncoming traffic.

He sped away at more than 70 mph but officers managed to catch his license tag.  They tracked down 19-year-old Clarence Edward Williams, Jr. of Cape Coral.  Officers discovered that Williams had never been issued a license.

Williams was charged with reckless driving and operating a vehicle without a license.

The boy injured in Tuesday's crash, Billie Dyson, is out of the hospital and back home recovering from his injuries.