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Man arrested after chase through Hillsborough, Pasco

WESLEY CHAPEL — A man led deputies from Hillsborough and Pasco counties on a chase early Monday, authorities said, temporarily closing an interstate and drawing the attention of a SWAT team before he was arrested in Wesley Chapel.

The chase began about 1 a.m. when Matthew Ryan Trevino, 28, of Ruskin hit a car with his Dodge Ram pickup on Interstate 75 near Adamo Drive in Brandon and fled north, Hillsborough officials said.

Trevino was being sought in connection with a domestic violence incident a few hours earlier, authorities said.

Deputies caught up with Trevino, who led them on a chase up the interstate into Pasco, officials said. He turned around at State Road 52 and headed south before getting off the interstate at State Road 54.

Trevino stopped in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant. At that point, Pasco deputies were able to talk with him and asked him to get out of the truck, but he refused, officials said. When the SWAT team arrived, he took off again, running over tire-deflation sticks.

He continued south on I-75, which authorities closed to other traffic. He stopped at State Road 56, authorities said. There, the SWAT team arrested him.

Trevino was taken to Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel for treatment of a scrape to his head, officials said. He was later booked into the Pasco County Jail on charges of battery and fleeing police.

Man arrested after chase through Hillsborough, Pasco 03/24/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:51pm]

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