Melbourne Man Leads Police on 17-Mile Vehicle Pursuit, Reaching Speeds Over 100 MPH

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Terry Johnson, 39, arrested

ABOVE VIDEO: Police shared video Tuesday showing the harrowing moments when a Melbourne man allegedly hit speeds of 100 miles an hour while trying to run from a traffic stop.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Police shared new video Tuesday showing the harrowing moments when a Melbourne man allegedly hit speeds of 100 miles per hour while trying to run from a traffic stop.

The truck narrowly missed another vehicle as police say the driver, 39-year-old Terry Johnson, raced through the city, and at times completely veered on and off the road.

No one was seriously injured during the incident Friday, and dash camera caught 26-minutes of terror on city streets.

With lights flashing and sirens screaming, Melbourne police followed a black Chevy pickup, officers say had just fled a traffic stop along University Boulevard.

Officers said the pursuit continued for nearly 17 miles through south Melbourne and Palm Bay.

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Police shared new video Tuesday showing the harrowing moments when 39-year-old Terry Johnson, from Melbourne, allegedly hit speeds of 100 miles per hour while trying to run from a traffic stop. (BCSO Image)

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