Man charged after high-speed chase

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 28-year-old man was jailed after leading deputies on a chase exceeding 100 mph earlier this week, records show. The man drove toward a deputy attempting to toss stop sticks on the roadway, officials said.

Edward Tylor Gaban
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Edward Tylor Gaban, of Fort Pierce, was charged with fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault on an officer, violation of probation and driving under the influence. Gaban was held Tuesday at the Indian River County Jail without bond.

Indian River County patrol deputies spotted Gaban driving white BMW overnight on eastbound State Road 60 near 58th Avenue. Gaban accelerated in speed and began swerving, nearly striking the curb several times, reports show.

Deputies activated their emergency lights to attempt a traffic stop. Gaban sped into the parking lots of several businesses at high speed before traveling back onto 58th Avenue, reports show.

“The vehicle accelerated to speeds over 100 mph in a 45-mph zone swerving past vehicles,” deputies said in the arrest report.

Gaban drove past two red lights before the BMW struck stop sticks deployed by deputies on State Road 60, west of Interstate 95, reports show. Patrol deputies used their vehicles to bump the rear of the BMW, causing it to spin to a stop.

Gaban was arrested and booked into the county jail. Gaban has an arraignment at 8:45 a.m. Jan. 4, 2024, court records show.

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