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Video: Sparks fly in chase along Florida highway

Man wanted on several felonies leads deputies on a chase along I-75. (Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

A man led authorities on a fiery chase in the middle of the night in central Florida, and it's all caught on camera.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said 29-year-old Thomas Grieco refused to pull over for a traffic stop in Bradenton. He was wanted for several felony warrants. Instead of stopping, deputies said he took off down SR-70 before hopping onto I-75. The sheriff's office said Grieco got off I-75 in Fruitville. Deputies pulled back and called off the pursuit but maintained visuals on the car.

At one point, deputies put down stop sticks in the road. Grieco's car ran over them, but he kept going until the car stopped in the northbound lanes of I-75. Deputies said Grieco bailed out of his car and ran.

The sheriff's office sent a K9 team to help get Grieco into handcuffs. Deputies said he resisted arrest by kicking and flailing after being bitten by the K9.

Deputies said Grieco had a female passenger in his car. She was not hurt.

Grieco faces multiple charges including fleeing to elude, resisting with violence, and driving with a suspended license. Deputies took him to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

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