Key Largo – A Key Largo man who attempted to flee from deputies early today was arrested.
Deputy Darnell Durham was stationary at the 102 mile marker at 1:40 a.m. when he saw 23 year old George Bosque, driving a Mercedes, run a stop sign at Laguna Avenue and U.S. One at a high rate of speed. The deputy pulled out to follow Bosque, who accelerated northbound.
Deputy Durham attempted to stop the vehicle using his lights and sirens, but Bosque refused to stop. Deputy Kyle Page was also in the area. He spotted the speeding vehicle just north of Pennekamp State Park. As he pulled behind the vehicle with his lights and siren activated, the vehicle turned right onto Collins Drive at a high rate of speed.
Bosque finally pulled over at the intersection of Collins Drive and Largo Avenue. He was placed under arrest. Inside the car, Deputy Page found an open Budweiser beer and a prescription bottle with marijuana inside.
Bosque was charged with fleeing from police, careless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of an open container of alcohol, running a stop sign, and not wearing a safety belt. After rolling papers were found in his pocket at the Plantation Key Detention Center, he was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband to a detention facility.