ALACHUA ‒ Albert Odarius Trevell Darling, 35, was arrested on Sept. 29 after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop at high speed through a residential neighborhood in Alachua.

After an Alachua Police Department (APD) officer tried to conduct a traffic stop at about 6:45 p.m. in the 15300 block of Northwest 134th Terrace, Darling allegedly fled, drivinag “with wanton disregard for the public’s safety.”

APD reports that Darling was passing cars by driving off the road and narrowly missing both cars and private property. The APD officer reported that Darling reached 90 mph in 25 or 30 mph zones in a neighborhood known to have heavy pedestrian foot traffic. Darling was eventually stopped and arrested.

Darling has been charged with fleeing police with disregard for the safety of persons or property. He has seven prior felony convictions and has served two state prison terms, with his most recent release in 2017. Darling is being held on $100,000 bail.

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