Motorist arrested after fleeing from traffic stop
A 29-year-old Miami man was arrested Thursday afternoon after driving away during a traffic stop.
Ryan Scott Brooks was charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting an officer without violence and possession of synthetic cannabinoids. Brooks was also cited for illegal window tint.
Deputy Jose Hernandez stopped a black Honda driven by Brooks — the sole vehicle occupant — at approximately 3:49 p.m. on U.S. 1 near Mile Marker 96 for suspicion of illegal window tint.
Brooks drove off after a brief exchange with Deputy Hernandez.
Deputy Hernandez followed Brooks as speeds varied between 50 and 60 mph. Brooks stopped at Mile Marker 100, but refused to exit the vehicle. Brooks eventually opened the door.
Brooks was taken into custody without further incident.
A marijuana vape pen was found in Brooks’ pocket.
Brooks was taken to jail.