A Florida man who thought he had an E-Z pass to freedom ended up behind bars after a high-speed chase in which he actually stopped to pay highway tolls.

The man, whose name was not released, bolted from the scene of a traffic stop in a blue Mustang, which was spotted by a police helicopter hovering near the highway. He turned onto a highway where a toll was required and paid the fee, then sped off, leading deputies to use stop sticks to puncture the car's tires – a trick that still didn't stop the chase, which went on for another three miles.

The driver was treated for minor injuries after being taken into custody. Deputies said he faces charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement. (WKMG)