Car chase ends on Highway 231, sends one to hospital


BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Lynn Haven man was taken to a local hospital in serious condition after a car chase with the Florida Highway Patrol ended in a crash.

Troopers say Tuesday morning Chau Nguyen, 32, was seen slumped over the wheel of his car. They say his car was blocking a lane of traffic on Highway 390 at Iowa Avenue.

Troopers say they turned on their lights and Nguyen took off through Lynn Haven.

The chase led through Lynn Haven and eventually to Highway 231, where troopers used the precision intervention technique (PIT) and the car crashed. Troopers say Nguyen was not wearing a seat belt and was partially thrown from his vehicle.

Troopers say charges are pending.