Car chase ends on Suncoast golf course

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A golf tournament to kick off the Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix festival turned into a high speed chase on the fairway Saturday.

Witnesses say a man being chased by sheriff’s deputies drove right onto the green and directly at hundreds of golfers. They say a Jeep Cherokee crashed through the gates of Heritage Oaks off the Bee Ridge Extention and drove onto the golf course, circling around the green twice, with golfers and spectators hiding behind trees to avoid being hit.

They say the whole police chase lasted 20 minutes; but luckily no one was seriously injured.

140 people were on the course at the time.

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