Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Lerentee McCray was arrested in Florida early Sunday morning following a high-speed pursuit after police tried to tug him over, jail records present.
He was charged with fleeing/eluding police with disregard of security to individual or property, a second-degree felony, and he was additionally issued a quotation for dashing, in keeping with the reserving report.
McCray was booked into the Lake County Jail in Tavares, Florida simply earlier than 8 a.m. ET Sunday and launched at 9:11 a.m. after paying a $5,000 bond.
ccording to a Fruitland Park Police Division report, a patrol officer noticed a white Dodge Ram pickup truck touring at 88 mph in a 50 mph zone simply earlier than 1 a.m. Sunday.
When the officer tried to provoke a visitors cease, the driving force used “an expletive hand gesture utilizing their center finger” and continued driving, the report reads. Two officers pursued the automobile at speeds as much as 100 mph earlier than calling off the chase as a result of the driving force was veering recklessly and swerving throughout three lanes of visitors.
ESPN reports the FPPD officer was later notified by members of the Tavares Police Division that McCray had come to a cease and gave the impression to be in an “altered psychological standing.” He was taken to a neighborhood hospital for a medical analysis.
McCray was interviewed on the hospital by the FPPD officer who initially tried to tug him over. He acknowledged he was the driving force of the automobile in query and when advised with whom he was talking, he replied, “Oh that was you? My dangerous,” ESPN reports.
“We’re conscious of the scenario and are gathering extra data,” the Jaguars stated in a press release, per ESPN. “We have now no additional remark at the moment.”