DELTONA, Fla. - What started as an ordinary traffic stop in Deltona resulted in a lengthy and chaotic police chase across county lines. 25-year-old Timothy Breedlove was finally arrested on Sunday after allegedly leading law enforcement on quite the road trip.
The incident reportedly began when a Volusia sheriff's deputy attempted to pull Breedlove over for an expired registration. He's said to have not only not pulled over, but instead hit the accelerator and sped away. The VSO says he took off down SR-415, then to SR-44 and then to I-4. All the way he was described as weaving around traffic.
The chase ended when stop sticks were deployed 38 miles from the chase's start point, knocking both rims off of the vehicle's passenger side tries. Breedlove reportedly pulled over voluntarily in Sanford, where he was then promptly arrested. Police found that two children were in the back seat the entire time, along with their mother in the passenger seat. She told police she asked Breedlove to think about the kids' safety.
A resident of Altamonte Springs, Breedlove has no prior criminal history in Volusia County. For the incident this week he was charged with fleeing or eluding with lights and sirens active, two counts of false imprisonment of a child under 13 years old, two counts of aggravated child abuse, driving with a suspended of canceled license, and conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
As of Friday afternoon Breedlove is still at the Volusia County Branch Jail, held on $45,500 bond. He was also issued civil citations for fleeing, running a red light, having an expired registration, and driving with a suspended license.