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100 MPH+ police chase ends in arrest in Collier County

Posted at 1:33 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 13:33:32-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A winding police chase more than 20 miles long through Naples and Golden Gate early Tuesday morning ended safely with an arrest.

46-year-old Christopher Phillips of Naples has been charged with Fleeing Police with Disregard to Safety, and Reckless Driving.

According to a Collier County Sheriff's Office report, Phillips was first spotted around 2 a.m. driving a Corvette southbound on Airport-Pulling Road at over 100 miles per hour.  The deputy caught up to Phillips at the light at Tamiami Trail, where the deputy says Phillips sped off with the deputy in pursuit.

Another deputy joined the pursuit, which progressed through the city of Naples, along Goodlette Frank Road, Golden Gate Parkway, Interstate 75 north, Interstate 75 south, Pine Ridge Road, and into Golden Gate, where the car ran out of gas near Golden Gate Parkway and Coronado Parkway.

Deputies say along the way, Phillips managed to avoid stop sticks several times, drove on the wrong side of the road at least twice, and made several u-turns.  He was clocked on radar doing 119 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone.

Phillips was taken into custody without incident and refused to talk at the scene.