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Leesburg man drives for mile chased by deputy with lights and siren activated

Kyle Loren Bagley
Kyle Loren Bagley

A Leesburg man was arrested after a pursuit early Saturday morning after his darkly tinted windows aroused the suspicion of law enforcement.

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was on patrol when he noticed a gray Ford pickup truck with extremely dark tinted windows and Washington license plates. As the deputy followed the truck southbound on U.S. Hwy. 27 he saw the driver, later identified as 38-year-old Kyle Loren Bagley, throw cigarette ashes from the driver’s side window. When the deputy activated his emergency lights, Bagley ignored them. Bagley made a left turn onto Eagles Nest Road, and the deputy activated his siren to get Bagley to stop. Bagley made a hand gesture toward the deputy and kept driving until finally stopping on Skycrest Boulevard, more than a mile from where the deputy originally turned on his emergency lights. The deputy removed Bagley from the truck and placed handcuffs on him.

Bagley gave the deputy a Florida identification card and told the deputy he never had a Florida license. A records check revealed that his Washington state driver’s license was revoked in 2015. When asked why he did not stop Bagley said “he wanted to be safe,” according to the arrest report.

Bagley was transported to the Lake County Jail where he was booked on a third degree felony charge of fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer with lights and siren activated and driving without a license. Bond was set at $2,500 which he posted that afternoon.

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