Aryan Brotherhood Gang Member Arrested After High-Speed Pursuit, Identified By Face Tattoos
HUDSON (PASCO) – A documented Aryan Brotherhood gang member is behind bars today, after officials say he led Deputies on a high-speed pursuit through a residential neighborhood on Friday.
According to reports, Sheriff’s Deputies were actively searching for 30-year-old Richard Vidal to serve an arrest warrant, when they noticed Vidal pull in front of their patrol car at the intersection of SR-52 and Hicks Road. Deputy Brett Morris says he easily identified Vidal by the multiple facial tattoos, so he attempted to conduct a traffic stop at Kim Lane and Tami Trail. Once his lights and sirens were engaged, Morris says Vidal fled from him at a high-rate of speed and made several U-turns in residential yards. Morris ended the pursuit at the request of his supervisors.
Later that day, Vidal was located at his residence on Nagle Court in New Port Richey and taken into custody. Vidalrefused to speak to investigators and requested a lawyer.
Officials say Vidal is charged with Fleeing to Eluding, Driving without a License and was served the original warrant for failing to appear in court.
Morris says due to Vidal’s wanton disregard for citizens, he requested a high bond. Vidal is currently held on a $55,513 bond.
Vidal has a long history of arrests in Pasco County and almost all of those were drug related.
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