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A Miami cop is arrested by a FHP trooper for excessive speeding. (Source: Florida Highway Patrol dashcam)
MIAMI, FL — After a Florida trooper showed integrity and equally applied the law to one of her fellow officers, she experienced months of harassment, invasions of privacy, and situations that felt so “life threatening” to her that she moved to another county. She has filed a lawsuit against over 100 cops named individually and over 200 that remain anonymous for their violations of the law and retributive actions against the honest cop.
On October 11th, 2011, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna “Jane” Watts was patrolling her section of highway when she was passed by a marked police cruiser identified as belonging to Miami PD. The cruiser was traveling at break-neck speeds and was not using its emergency lights or sirens. Not giving the speeder a break because of his profession, D.J. Watts set off to get to the bottom of the situation.
Dash cam records show that Watts turned on her emergency lights at 6:28:45 a.m. She struggled to keep pace with the Miami police cruiser, which was zipping between cars, going at speeds up to 120 miles per hour. The driver was so far ahead that it is unclear if he even noticed that Watts had sped up and began a pursuit.
The chase went on for several minutes. About 6:33:15 a.m., dash cam footage shows that Watts had sufficiently closed the gap with the speeding cruiser, and was trailing him within a close, visual distance with her emergency lights still flashing. The speeder ignored her signals and sped onward, undeterred.
She blared her loud sirens, yet still there was no response. The cruiser continued to whip through traffic, with Watts on its tail. Watts aimed the beam of her bright spotlight at the speeder’s rear window. This too was ignored. It was not until 6:35:30 a.m. when the speeding cruiser finally came to a halt.
For those keeping track, the chase went on for a total of 6 minutes, 45 seconds. Even using a more conservative measurement of 2 minutes, 15 seconds — the amount of time Watts was directly behind the cruiser — this was a considerable amount of time to ignore (and evade) the trooper.
Watch the highlights of the pursuit below. (Full length here.)
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