An incident occurred in Florida involving the arrest of a police officer who was caught speeding on his way to work. The officer, identified as Alexander Shaouni of the Orlando Police Department, allegedly drove at a speed of 80 mph in a 45-mph zone while using his marked patrol car, without activating any lights or sirens. The events were captured on dashcam footage.
Upon witnessing Shaouni’s high-speed passage on a local road, a sheriff’s deputy turned on his lights, made a U-turn using a nearby driveway, and began pursuing the speeding patrol car. However, by the time the deputy managed to turn around, Shaouni had already disappeared from sight. The deputy was compelled to drive at a speed exceeding 100 miles per hour in an attempt to catch up with the fleeing officer on the two-lane road.
Eventually, the deputy succeeded in catching up to Shaouni, who momentarily activated his own lights and pulled over before abruptly driving off once again. Frustrated, the pursuing deputy shouts through the passenger window, questioning Shaouni’s intentions and asking if he intends to pull over when he eventually stops.
“What are you doing?,” Shaouni asks. “I am going into work, my man, why are you trying to pull me over as I’m going into work?”
The deputy replied, “Because you are going 80 in a 45.”
“I am going to work,” Shaouni replied, proudly displaying his Orlando police vest. “What does it look like I’m dressed for, what does it look like I’m dressed for.”
The deputy proceeded to request Shaouni’s driver’s license as he carried out the traffic stop.
After refusing to surrender his driver’s license, Shaouni swiftly returned to his patrol car and sped away, prompting the deputy to give chase once more.
According to a booking report obtained by The Post, Shaouni was charged with multiple offenses, including resisting an officer, reckless driving, and fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer while lights and sirens were activated.
Authorities managed to identify Shaouni following the unsuccessful traffic stop by using his badge and police cruiser number. Additionally, bodycam footage revealed his name prominently displayed across the chest of his police vest.