Teen with ‘WILL RUN’ license plate leads police on 145-mph chase on I-4

A teen motorcyclist with a “WILL RUN” license plate was arrested in Sanford on Tuesday night after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of around 145 miles per hour.

The incident began when a deputy attempted to approach a stopped motorcyclist, later identified as 19-year-old Ashtin Jarvis, on foot. Jarvis proceeded to flee from the deputy at a high rate of speed, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

VCSO stated that Jarvis proceeded to taunt and flee from law enforcement officers from multiple agencies. In addition to the sheriff’s office, those agencies included the Port Orange Police Department, New Smyrna Police Department, Ormond Beach Police Department, Edgewater Police Department, and South Daytona Police Department.

All participating law enforcement agencies did not engage in any pursuits of Jarvis, according to the sheriff’s office. Instead, the VCSO Air One unit responded and followed Jarvis from the sky in an effort to “help protect the public from the reckless behavior on our roads.”

Teen motorcyclist with WILL RUN license plate fleeing from deputy teen running red light (aerial photo)
Jarvis running a red light at an intersection while fleeing from law enforcement. (Photo: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

Jarvis ran several red lights and weaved through traffic on I-4 while traveling at speeds of around 145 mph, according to VCSO.

Teen motorcyclist with WILL RUN license plate fleeing from deputy motorcycle heading onto I 4
Jarvis reached estimated speeds of 145 mph while fleeing from law enforcement on I-4. (Photo: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

After exiting the interstate, Jarvis was eventually stopped near an intersection in Sanford, where he was apprehended without further incident.

Teen motorcyclist with WILL RUN license plate fleeing from deputy teen arrested
Deputies arresting Jarvis on March 12, 2024. (Photo: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

In footage released by VCSO, a deputy is overheard asking Jarvis, “Oh man, was that (expletive) fun?” Jarvis responded by stating, “No, not really.”

Jarvis was arrested on several charges that include fleeing at high speed, reckless driving, and possession of a counterfeit license plate.

Teen motorcyclist with WILL RUN license plate fleeing from deputy closeup of WILL RUN license plate
A closeup of the “WILL RUN” license plate that was on Jarvis’ motorcycle. (Photo: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

In addition, Jarvis was cited for multiple traffic violations.

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