Hernando County releases helicopter video of chase - FOX 13 News

Hernando County releases helicopter video of chase

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The Hernando County Sheriff's Office released video Friday of a chase that wound through the streets of Brooksville earlier this week.

It was just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office says, when 911 callers reported that a pickup truck had flipped "several times" on Powell Road, ejecting two people. With the pregnant woman and child seriously injured and still in the roadway, the man sped off.

The ten-mile chase lasted about 20 minutes. In the video, you can hear deputies coordinating to follow the truck, block roads and deploy stop sticks in their effort to catch him.

Even after the truck ran over the stop sticks, he kept going.

“That didn't work either. He just kept driving on the rims,” a deputy says.

The driver finally stopped at the intersection of Northcliffe Boulevard and Century Drive, but refused to get out of the truck. It wasn't until a K-9 officer locked onto the driver's arm that they were able to take him into custody.

Deputies later identified the driver as Charles Daniel Aaron. They say the 44-year-old was wanted for violating his parole. His license had been suspended since 1996 for driving under the influence.

It wasn't clear what immediately caused the initial crash; the FHP was still investigating. The truck, though, had been reported stolen from Ocala.

Aaron now faces charges of driving with a suspended license, along with aggravated fleeing and eluding. More charges are pending.

"He didn't care about anything. He kept fleeing. He didn't stop. It was dangerous. And at the scene, he just left them there," Denise Moloney, Hernando County Spokesperson, said.


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