MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – A traffic stop turned into a car chase when a passenger jumped into the driver's seat and drove off Thursday.
Patrick Ortwein was accused of slowing down to let a passenger out of his vehicle as he fled from deputies, Marion County deputies said.
When deputies failed to stop Ortwein with stop sticks, they used a pit maneuver, deputies said. When Ortwein's car finally came to a stop, he ran away.
Ortwein didn't go far before a deputy used a Tazer to detain him, deputies said. Ortwein was charged with fleeing. He also has three warrants out for drug possession and resisting arrest.