Pasco police chase ends in crash, man arrested on series of charges

Pasco County Sheriff's Office

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A late night chase with Pasco authorities ended on Friday night with a crash.

Leon Diggs, 22, who was wanted on two warrants (one felony), led multiple agencies on a pursuit that ended in a collision.

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Police did not mention where the crash occurred, but said on Facebook that Diggs had fled the scene on foot and was located by a K9 unit shortly after he crashed.

Authorities found 11.1 grams of crack and codeine syrup inside the vehicle Diggs was driving.

He was arrested on a litany of charges by three agencies: The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, The New Port Richey Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol.

He faces charges for the following crimes:
-Failure to appear (warrant)
-Cocaine posession
-Posession of controlled substance
-Leaving scene of accident involving injury
-Fleeing/Eluding police with disregard of safety
-No valid driver’s license

He’s being held at the Pasco County Jail on a $48,176 bond.

No other details were provided.

Diggs has a lengthy rap sheet with 11 arrests, most of which are drug-related.


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