Wanted man arrested after high-speed chase in Bradenton

April 9, 2013 

MANATEE -- A man was arrested early Wednesday after leading deputies on a vehicle pursuit that one point reached speeds of 90 mph, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 3:48 a.m. a deputy saw Marcus E. Miller, 38, at 2500 First Street East. Miller, who was wanted on felony warrants for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and driving with a suspended or revoked license, had in the previous week fled from deputies multiple times, according to a news release.

Deputies tried to make a traffic stop in the 900 block of U.S. 301, but Miller fled again and a pursuit began, reaching speeds of 90 mph on U.S. 301. Traffic "basically non-existent," the report states.

At 2600 15th St. E, and again at 2000 Cortez Road W., deputies deployed "pursuit termination devices," which flattened all four of Miller's tires, the sheriff's office said.

He continued driving for about a mile, before crashing into a light pole at the intersection of Cortez Road and First Street, and into a retention pond east of the intersection, where he was arrested, according to the sheriff's office.

In all, the pursuit lasted about 16 minutes, officials said.

Miller faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated fleeing to elude, felony driving with a suspended or revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff's office. He was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.

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