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Prison Escapee Arrested After Fleeing State Troopers in Stolen Vehicle on I-75

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A prison escapee has been arrested after allegedly fleeing in a stolen vehicle during an attempted traffic stop early Wednesday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), at approximately 1:36 a.m., a stolen silver Lexus evaded an attempted traffic stop by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

FHP located the Lexus on Interstate 75 in Lee County and attempted a traffic stop at mile marker 114 near Collier County. When the driver, Aaliyah Christian Foster, 23, failed to stop, FHP and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office deployed stop sticks, causing the Lexus’s tire to deflate.

Foster continued to flee south on I-75, driving on the rims. The Lexus eventually entered the Golden Gate Parkway interchange (Exit 105) and collided with a pedestrian crosswalk sign, leading to Foster’s arrest.

Foster is facing charges of fleeing, grand theft, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and drug offenses. She also has an active warrant as a prison escapee from the Florida Department of Corrections.