Florida man whose mugshot went viral arrested again

The Pensacola man whose Florida arrest went viral last week has been arrested again and now faces similar charges in Alabama.

Charles Dion McDowell, 31, was arrested in Lee County, Alabama and charged with attempting to elude, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and various other traffic charges.

Investigators said McDowell led Montgomery Police on a chase along Interstate 85. Deputies in Lee County said they deployed spike strips, disabling the vehicle and leading to his arrest.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office posted McDowell’s mugshot last week on their Facebook page. McDowell was charged in Florida with fleeing to elude and various drug charges.

McDowell was out of jail on a $57,000 bond and was driving with a suspended license when he was arrested in Alabama, according to officials.

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