DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is trying to get a suspect back behind bars for running away from deputies, after that man just got out of prison for a similar situation.
On Saturday night, deputies arrested John Mai, 25, in Daytona Beach.
When deputies attempted to stop Mai’s vehicle, the sheriff said Mai took off.
The sheriff's office helicopter followed the suspect vehicle overhead, as it nearly hit several cars in the area of Nova Road, near Bethune-Cookman University.
Eventually, deputies were able to deploy stop sticks, which blew the vehicle’s tires.
The car ran into a house on Caroline Street, and the suspect ran on foot before deputies caught him and arrested him outside of a nearby apartment complex.
According to Volusia County Jail records, Mai was arrested in 2010 for a similar chase with deputies, in which he was convicted of crashing into and killing a Daytona Beach man and his dog.
Mai served a portion of a 10-year prison sentence for vehicular homicide and was just recently released.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood said Mai was then arrested, again, 10 days prior to Saturday’s chase in which he tried to get away from Ormond Beach police.
"This is clearly a man who just urinates in the eye of the criminal justice system and society and wants to tell you it's raining,” Sheriff Chitwood said.
Mai is charged with fleeing deputies, driving with a canceled license, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting an officer, possession of pot and possession of paraphernalia for the incident Saturday night.
Despite the repeat run-ins with law enforcement, Mai was allowed to bond out of the Volusia County Jail.
Chitwood said he was angered by that. He said he is working with the state attorney to get Mai’s bond revoked and get him back behind bars.
"Face the music," Chitwood said. "He's out of control and I'm going to get him in control."