The chase ended when the car left I-95 near Broward Boulevard, swerved into a guardrail and violently struck another car. The teen suspect was identified by his mother and grandmother as George Westbrook, 17. His grandmother Katherine Metcalf said she is "very much disappointed," and his mother Tracy Westbrook said she hadn't yet been able to see her son.
A teen and two men were taken into custody after a high-speed police pursuit in South Florida ended in a dangerous crash Tuesday morning.
The chase began somewhere in Miami-Dade and the car, a dark Mercedes sedan, was seen speeding north on I-95 into Broward.
The chase ended when the car exited near Broward Boulevard, swerved into a guardrail and violently struck another car.
The three suspects – George Westbrook, 17, Brandon Atwell, 20, and Jermaine Williams, 21 – face charges of residential burglary, criminal mischief and grand theft for their role in three burglaries earlier in the morning in Pinecrest and Kendall, police said.
At one home, they smashed a master French door, causing $500 in damage, and then removed jewelry boxes containing jewelry and a pillow case worth $10,000, according to an arrest affidavit.
Footage showed the car spin to a stop as the suspects jumped out and attempted to flee on foot. Officers quickly took them into custody.
The teen was identified by his mother and grandmother as George Westbrook.
"My son can't even walk. He's a cripple. He didn't rob nobody. He can't climb a window. He can't run. If you look at his body, you know," said his mother Tracy Westbrook.