|Motorist arrested following chase over DWLSR|
A 20-year-old Crawfordville man was arrested and faces two felony charges and four charges overall after he took deputies on a high speed chase as law enforcement attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Lonnie Raker Lane in Crawfordville Wednesday, Feb. 6, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel.
Zachary Pryce Taylor was arrested for fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer at a high rate of speed, driving while license is suspended or revoked with third or subsequent conviction, resisting an officer without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputy Sean Wheeler observed Taylor operating a motor vehicle at a high rate of speed from Highway 267 to Lonnie Raker Lane. Lonnie Raker Lane is posted at 35 miles per hour and even at 55 miles per hour, Deputy Wheeler was unable to keep up with his suspect.
Deputy Clint Beam was conducting stationary radar on Lonnie Raker Lane and Boynton Court and clocked Taylor at 86 miles per hour in the 35 MPH zone. Taylor entered Boynton Court at such a high rate of speed that he turned his vehicle sideways. The vehicle continued at a high rate of speed and entered a residential yard by passing around a downed tree and stopped in the back yard.
Taylor fled from the vehicle on foot and Deputy Wheeler deployed a Taser to stop the subject. During the search of the vehicle, Deputies Wheeler and Beam discovered the motorist did not have a valid driver license and had a marijuana pipe and marijuana grinder inside the vehicle.
Taylor was medically cleared by Wakulla EMS and was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Taylor posted a $12,000 bond and was released early in the morning of Feb. 7.