A man fleeing police in Pembroke Pines bailed out of his car and took off running with his 5-year-old son, yelling at him to “keep up” before leaving the boy behind, police said.
Jerry McCabe, 27, of Dania Beach, was arrested Tuesday on charges including fleeing from police, driving without a valid license, child abuse, child neglect and drug possession.
Police noticed the driver of a black Dodge Charger, later identified as McCabe, was not wearing a seat belt. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver took off.
During the pursuit, the driver made abrupt turns and, at one point, made a left turn onto Pines Boulevard from the right-turn lane, police said.
Police caught up to the vehicle, which had two tires blown out, at a Chevron gas station at 6200 Pines Blvd. Witnesses told police they saw a man and a boy get out of the car and start running.
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