Florida Man Arrested, High-Speed Chase With 5-Year-Old Inside
A Florida man was arrested after being charged with kidnapping and leading police on a high-speed chase. The man was driving around Hillsborough County late Monday evening with a woman and 5-year-old child. Raeshad Jamal Hopkins, 31, led Florida State Trooper in a chase down SR589 around 10 p.m. A trooper saw a black SUV driving erratically and pulled him over after seeing him weave in and out of traffic while driving 20 mph over the speed limit.
Florida Man Led Police On High-Speed Chase:
According to FOXNews13, the trooper tried to pull over the vehicle for a normal traffic stop when the SUV quickly sped. The trooper turned on their lights and sirens as the SUV fled to West Kennedy Boulevard by Trask Street. after doing a U-turn the SUV got back onto SR589 and got off at exit 2B but collided with a concrete wall. A trooper surrounded the vehicle and ordered the driver to get out with his gun raised yelling at him.
Hopkins was holding a large bag which resembled marijuana with a large amount of cash. The trooper immediately removed him from the vehicle and noticed there were two other passengers as well. A 30-year-old St. Petersburg woman and a five-year-old child was helped out of the SUV. Come to find out, the woman was the owner of the vehicle. Hopkins was asked multiple times to stop the vehicle and let them out. Because he refused, he was charged with kidnapping, child neglect, battery on a law enforcement officer and others.