NAPLES, Florida (FloridaToday.news) — A Florida man has been accused of leading police in a chase that reached speeds of over 120 mph on Wednesday.
According to a Facebook post from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the chase began after police spotted 22-year-old Gary Lamar Miller speeding at 117 mph on Interstate 75.
Deputies said they tried to stop Miller’s SUV near Pine Ridge Road, but he allegedly sped away. He was accused of ignoring deputies’ horns and sirens by speeding to 120 mph before exiting the Interstate at Immokalee Road.
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The sheriff’s office said Miller continued to speed, running a red light and driving through a grassy area north of Northbrook Plaza Drive. The chase ended at a closed entrance to the Cypress Trace Community, the sheriff’s office said.
On the way to the Collier County Jail, Miller reportedly told an MP that he “felt like he was in a Grand Theft Auto video game,” according to a Facebook post.
“To this man, this may have seemed like a game, but in fact he risked the lives of other motorists and our deputies with his reckless driving and excessive speed,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said. “Now he will be held accountable for his actions.”
Miller was charged with running away and evading police, in addition to traffic violations. Deputies later discovered that Miller was driving on student rights at the time of the incident.