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FHP: Reckless Driver Sends Troopers on 120MPH Chase in St. Lucie County

Conditions turned dangerous along I-95 in St. Lucie County Thursday, and it was not because of the weather.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pair of troopers noticed a blue Volkswagen driving in a “reckless manner” in the northbound lanes of the highway, between mile markers 89 and 103, at about 11 a.m.

The FHP says the driver, who was later identified as 34-year-old Johnson Conrad, was going more than 120 mph at one point, while changing lanes repeatedly.

After chasing the vehicle for more than 20 miles, one of the troopers performed a PIT maneuver near mile marker 114, Becker Road in Port St. Lucie. That caused Conrad to spin out on the highway.

Troopers arrested him on charges of reckless driving and fleeing and eluding.

Conrad was taken to Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

It is unknown whether the troopers were hurt.

Our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, says its crew at the scene noticed at least two FHP cruisers were damaged, in addition to Conrad’s car.

All three vehicles were eventually towed away.