Yes, Another Florida Man Makes The News After Cop Chase Leads To Brutal Rollover

After stealing a 2007 Ford pickup truck and leading authorities on a high-speed chase across three Florida counties, 22-year old Travis Duane Lovett was finally apprehended using tactical driving techniques.

The Florida man actually attempted to run over two Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies after they tried pulling him over around 9:30 AM this past Sunday.

He then proceeded to fire several shots at deputies, one of which struck a trooper’s front windshield. Apparently, Lovett fired the shots through the back window of the stolen truck, while speeding through Hernando County.

The chase ended in Sumter county where authorities were able to execute a PIT maneuver, causing the suspect’s pickup to roll several times. According to ABC WWSB, Lovett was ejected from the truck and airlifted to the hospital. Troopers also said that he wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time.

Following his arrest, the 22-year old was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and aggravated fleeing and alluding. As far as we’re concerned, he should consider himself extremely fortunate for having survived being thrown out of the vehicle, as well as for the fact that authorities didn’t get the chance to fire back at him.

Thankfully no troopers were injured during the chase.

Also, this incident is very similar to what happened back in November in a northwest Atlanta residential area, when Georgia State Patrol caused a suspect’s car to flip over during a similar takedown maneuver. In that instance, the vehicle was also stolen, although no shots were fired.

Note: The following videos offer two different POVs



  • yonceous

    at this point we aren’t surprised

  • diesel_vdub

    I feel sorry for the owner of the truck having it destroyed because of this.

  • Craig

    I get the feeling it’s the first time they’ve driven a full-sized pickup truck.

    • Socarboy

      Sad to say that young criminal was lucky he got as far as he did keeping control of that vehicle. It’s all too common to see people decide to run from the police. The other day it was posted here a woman in an older Chrysler Pacifica wagon lead authorities all over Cleveland because “she was late for work…” Strange times, in this case this young man just sealed his fate he’s looking for 25 years in FL state pen

  • TheAmerican2point0

    17:05 for first video
    20:50 for second.

  • D3X

    Stupid. Not wearing a seatbelt too, guess he wanted to die at 22.

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  • Tim G

    Eluded police. Not alluded.

    • ChrisInIL

      They were alluding to the elusion.

  • scjeff

    I’ve never seen so many three-wheelers in such a short amount of time.

  • Paul

    So I’m guessing this was another redneck on the run. He should be counting his blessings that he didn’t die there.

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