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Friday, January 27, 2023

Fleeing driver nabbed at Wawa after leading police on chase at 100 mph

Christopher Ryan Henderson
Christopher Ryan Henderson

A fleeing driver was nabbed at a Wawa gas station and convenience store after leading police on a chase at 100 miles per hour.

Christopher R. Henderson, 35, of Dunnellon, was at the wheel of a 2020 GMC pickup at 3:50 a.m. Saturday when he was caught on radar traveling at 80 mph in a 45 mph zone on U.S. Hwy. 27/441, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. Henderson’s vehicle accelerated to 100 mph when he ran a red light on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 at Wales Plaza on the Historic Side of The Villages.  He eventually pulled over at the Wawa at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and County Road 466.

“I don’t know why I fled from you, officer,” Henderson told the police officer who initiated the traffic stop.

Henderson was arrested on a third-degree felony charge of fleeing from a marked police car. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $2,000 bond.

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