A Dodge Ram pick-up truck overturned on Palm Coast Parkway, ending a police chase that began in Ormond Beach. The driver of the pick-up, sought by Volusia County authorities, fled on foot toward the Red Roof Inn, but was detained shortly afterward by Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies, who were to book him in what has come to be known for suspects as an inn with a differently-colored roof.
The chase began in Ormond Beach, according to Flagler County Sheriff’s spokesperson, and continued on I-95, but the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office left off the chase at 3:46 p.m. at the Flagler County line. Shortly afterward Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter, was sent airborne to help in the chase.
Witnesses saw the white pick-up exiting I-95 and turning onto Palm Coast Parkway eastbound, where it then rolled over in a cloud of smoke. Witnesses saw at least one man fleeing the scene, possibly two, though Volusia County authorities said they were looking for just one male.
A man was seen running towards the woods near the Red Roof Inn, but at 4:04, he was already in custody, and Volusia authorities were on their way to identify him. Fire Flight was sent back to base at the Flagler County airport. The suspect’s identity is not known, nor is the cause for the chase.
The scene was cleared by 4:20 p.m.