‘I wanted to catch the light’- Man charged after high-speed chase

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 31-year-old man who deputies said led them on a high-speed chase throughout the county later told officers “I wanted to catch the light,” reports show.

Timothy Isiah Mcgilberry

Deputies arrested Timothy Isiah Mcgilberry II, of the 2600 block of 12th Square, Vero Beach, on charges of fleeing and eluding along with reckless driving. Mcgilberry was released Wednesday from the Indian River County Jail on $5,500 bond.

An Indian River County patrol deputy saw a dark-colored Chevrolet about 11 p.m. Tuesday traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy tracked the four-door vehicle traveling at more than 50 mph in a 30 mph zone in the 1400 block of 16th Street, reports show.

When the deputy pulled behind the Chevrolet, the vehicle took off and accelerated to speeds of more than 85 mph, officials said. The vehicle continued to travel at these speeds from 20th Avenue to 27th Avenue, ignoring the safety of other motorists, deputies said.

The deputy turned on his emergency lights and followed the speeding car. The vehicle continued, exceeding speeds of 90 mph in a 30 mph zone, reports show.

Other motorists had to stop to avoid a collision as the driver sped through red lights, deputies said. The vehicle eventually stopped at 16th Street and 32nd Avenue.

Deputies detained the driver, identified as Mcgilberry, reports show. When deputies asked Mcgilberry why he was driving so recklessly, he replied, “I didn’t know I did anything wrong,” reports show.

Deputies arrested Mcgilberry and took him to the county jail. Mcgilberry has an arraignment at 8:45 a.m. April 3, court records show.


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Hockeymom February 29, 2020

Wow what an excuse. Didn’t want to catch the light or ALL light? Absolutely ridiculous! I hope there are serious consequences for this kind of behavior. We know they still drive on suspended licences. Maybe the time of their suspended licences should be behind bars. That will teach people to stop driving recklessly or drunk etc.

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