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Man arrested after high speed chase and jumping 70 feet from bridge

A 24-year-old Fort Myers man jumped about 70 feet off of the Caloosahatchee Bridge to avoid Lee County sheriff’s deputies this morning, after trying to run over a deputy and then fleeing in what became a lengthy high-speed chase, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.Lorenzo Dean Hood was quickly arrested after his leap to the ground below. He suffered only a sprained ankle.His jump from the bridge – deputies estimate 70 to 75 feet – would be about the equivalent of jumping from the top of a seven-story building.According to the arrest report:A call came into the sheriff’s office at 2:44 a.m. about an assault on Boatways Drive. The caller said the perpetrator left in an older model Chevy Caprice.Deputies stopped a car that matched the caller’s description at the northbound onramp to I-75 from Palm Beach Boulevard.The driver, later identified as Hood, swerved and attempted to run over the approaching officer before accelerating up the onramp.

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