Alayn Pavon, of Lehigh Acres, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison, as a Habitual Felony Offender, for Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer at High
Speed with Wanton Disregard and 30 years in prison for Trafficking in Oxycodone, 7 grams or more.
He was also sentenced to 93.75 months in prison, or just over 7 and a half years, for Possession of Cocaine and received the same sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was sentenced to one year in prison for Possession of Paraphernalia. The charges are to run concurrently. He was found guilty following a trial in Collier County in June.
The crime happened on March 2, 2022. A Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy was on I-75 using radar to identify speeders. A black Mercedes went by the deputy at a high rate of speed, clocked at 95 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone. The deputy drove onto the roadway and got behind the car to conduct a traffic stop but the driver accelerated, reaching speeds of over 100 mph.
Back-up was called and more deputies arrived, as the first deputy kept the driver in his line of sight, to provide information about the direction of the reckless driver. The Mercedes was now going more than 130 mph.
Now nearing mile marker 105, stop sticks were used to disable the vehicle’s tires. The driver exited at Exit 107, Pine Ridge Road, and drove off the road into a ditch. The entire pursuit covered 17 miles. After the car came to a stop, multiple people jumped out and ran, hiding in a residence and nearby vegetation. A Collier County Sheriff’s Office K9 was brought to the scene to search the area and a drone was used to do an aerial survey to locate the individuals in the vehicle. The defendant was one of the people located and arrested.
A search of the car was done and inside were several bags of pills including Oxycodone, Alprazolam, and three small plastic bags of cocaine.
Assistant State Attorneys Sarah Woodward and Laura Mason prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office