Brian Hamacher

Suspect in Custody After Police Chase on I-95 in Broward

A robbery suspect was taken into custody after a police pursuit on Interstate 95 in Broward County Tuesday.

The high-speed chase began in Miami-Dade, when an officer spotted a car that was reportedly involved in an April 7 robbery. The officer tried to stop the car but the driver fled and got onto I-95 northbound, officials said.

The chase ended with a crash in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Hillsboro Boulevard. A man was seen being placed in handcuffs at the scene, with a badly damaged silver sedan nearby.

Ramon Umpierre, 42, was booked into West Palm jail, Miami-Dade police said. He has a non-bondable warrant out of Tallahassee and is a registered sex offender.

Dozens of Broward Sheriff's Office deputies and officers from other agencies were at the scene.

The man and a female passenger in the car were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution, officials said.

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