WATCH: Burglary suspect leads ASO, CCSO deputies on high-speed chase

A burglar was arrested in Alachua County after a car chase.
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 12:28 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A man is in custody after trying to burglarize a home on Sunday in Alachua County and then leading deputies on a chase.

According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Laviniu Duliga, 55, was trying to break into a home near Southeast Wacahoota Road in Micanopy. After the residents called 911, he took off in his silver Ford SUV.

Multiple ASO vehicles tried to stop him, but he led them on a pursuit into Columbia County. CCSO deputies deployed stop sticks and popped his tires.

Deputies then arrested him and took him to a nearby hospital to recover. Duglia is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and fleeing and eluding.

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