Girl, 16, arrested, accused of fleeing Collier deputies at 110 mph in stolen SUV
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A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle pursuit that reached 110 mph this week, the Collier County Sheriff's Office stated.
The teen, from Sunrise, Florida, faces multiple charges, including auto theft, according to an arrest report, which did not state why she was in Collier County.
Naples police contacted the Sheriff's Office about 1:30 a.m. Monday after they tried to stop the vehicle, a 2011 Toyota SUV, near Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway, said Kristi Lester, a public information officer with the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies pursued the vehicle north on Goodlette-Frank, where deputies set up stop sticks.
Deputies said they saw the driver jump from the driver's seat to the rear passenger seat to make it appear she was not the one driving the vehicle, according to the arrest report.
Two passengers were in the SUV. Their ages were not in the report. They and the driver were detained in handcuffs during the preliminary investigation, but the two passengers were not arrested, according to the report.
Lee County saw a significant rise in fatal crashes in 2017 while Collier County experienced a slight decline.