Florida police ram a suspect off the road who was wanted for 'severely abusing ...

Dash-cam footage released by authorities in Florida captured the dramatic moment officers apprehended a suspect wanted on child abuse charges, following a high-speed car chase.

Several squad cars from the Florida Highway Patrol can be seen perusing a vehicle driven by Clayton Pafford, 23, at speed in Tallahassee on May 7.

Pafford was wanted by police after he allegedly abused his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter, which led to the child being hospitalized with severe injuries.

Officer’s spotted Pafford’s car driving down Black Forrest Road last week and attempted to pull him over using a stop stick, but the accused swerved out of the way and into the direction of a deputy.

Police say Pafford refused to pull over and continued to try and invade officers onto Old Woodville Highway.

Clayton Pafford

Heather Reid

Clayton Pafford (left) was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest with violence, among other charges. The girl's mother, Heather Reid (right), was arrested on child neglect charges

Several squad cars from the Florida Highway Patrol can be seen perusing a vehicle driven by Clayton Pafford, 23, at speed in Tallahassee on May 7

Several squad cars from the Florida Highway Patrol can be seen perusing a vehicle driven by Clayton Pafford, 23, at speed in Tallahassee on May 7

One patrol car can be seen turning sharply into the rear-left wheel of Pafford’s silver car, sending in spinning off of the road and bringing it to a stop among a line of trees

One patrol car can be seen turning sharply into the rear-left wheel of Pafford’s silver car, sending in spinning off of the road and bringing it to a stop among a line of trees

Eventually, deeming Pafford’s driving to be a danger to the surrounding public, officers made the decision to use a PIT maneuver to conclude the chase.

One patrol car can be seen turning sharply into the rear-left wheel of Pafford’s silver car, sending it spinning off of the road and bringing it to a stop among a line of trees at the roadside.

The University of Florida student was arrested soon after and charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest with violence, injuring a police dog, false imprisonment and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

The toddler’s mother, 26-year-old Heather Reid, was also arrested earlier the same day and charged with two counts of child neglect with great bodily harm.

Deputies from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office had been summoned to Reid’s home on the morning of May 6, to reports of possibly child abuse.

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