WATCH: Man accused of leading deputies on chase while driving drunk

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies said a Marion County man wouldn't pull over, and now he faces eight charges.

Investigators said a deputy saw Robert Combs driving recklessly and tried to pull him over, but Combs drove away.

Video appears to show the suspect peeling away, swerving and sometimes driving into the opposite lanes of traffic.

Deputies said he is seen careening around curves, nearly rolling over and blowing through stop signs.

Investigators said Combs made it three and a half miles before the use of stop sticks pushed him off the road.

Deputies said Combs ran away, and the deputy followed him; he was finally taken down by a K-9.

"I'm done. I'm done," he said as he surrendered.

"Put your hands behind your back. Get the dog off, brother," a deputy is heard saying in video.

Deputies said they discovered heroin, meth, marijuana, drug equipment and multiple long guns on Combs and in his car.

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He was charged with driving under the influence, fleeing and driving while a license was suspended or revoked.

Deputies said a woman in the car with him had minor injuries.

Combs' driver's license has been suspended five times, investigators said.


On Monday, December 17, 2018, MCSO Deputy Anthony Esquivel attempted to stop a vehicle in the 5300 block of CR-42, for reckless driving and suspicion of DUI. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. It continued north and stop sticks were successfully utilized at SE 80th Street and Highway 475. The vehicle continued north where Deputy Esquivel performed a PIT maneuver and disabled the vehicle at South Highway 441 and SE 59th Street. The driver/defendant Robert Combs (DOB: 11/07/76), fled on foot, and was apprehended by K-9 “Tipster” and his partner, K-9 Deputy Branden Donahue. Multiple long guns, heroin, meth, drug equipment and marijuana were found inside Combs' vehicle. There was also a female passenger in the vehicle who received minor injuries. After being treated at the hospital for his injuries, Combs was arrested for the following charges: DUI, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Possession of a Weapon or Ammo by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, and Possession of Drug Equipment. Combs' driver's license has been suspended five times.

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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