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Car chase ends in murder suspect's arrest

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Wednesday evening's rush hour took on new meaning as a murder suspect tore through downtown Williston, running vehicles off the road, hitting speeds of up to 100 mph and going the wrong way up Highway 27,  all the while leading about 20 law enforcement vehicles.
The chase ended shortly after 6 p.m., about 5 miles east of Williston on U.S. 27A, when Sgt. Wilbur Wells set up "stop sticks" at Olive Drive (Northeast 140th Street) to puncture the vehicle's tires. The vehicle travelled almost to the intersection of County Road 102 (N.E. 60th Street) and U.S. 27A when it left the road, took out two pine trees and a fence, then came  to rest in the woods.
Robert Lee Benjamin, 55, of Riviera Beach, a suspect in a murder in South Florida was injured in the accident. He was taken to the hospital by Levy EMS.


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