Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Police Chase Ends with Push Ups

A suspect is in custody after leading the Arizona Department of Public Safety on a pursuit through central Phoenix on Tuesday.

The incident started just after 2 p.m. on Interstate 17, north of Phoenix.

Troopers began receiving 911 calls about a red jeep SUV speeding southbound on I-17. Callers reported that the SUV was swerving, driving "all over the road" and making rude gestures.

When troopers located the suspect vehicle south of Black Canyon City, the driver was reportedly going 100 miles an hour. A trooper tried to initiate a traffic stop, but DPS says the driver failed to yield and kept going.

Troopers followed the suspect as he continued southbound. One trooper "witnessed the driver drinking what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage."

Finally, troopers were able to successfully spike the two front tires of the SUV. But, the driver still kept going. He continued to drive southbound on two flat tires until, at last, he exited Thunderbird.

Video from the news helicopter showed DPS troopers taking the suspect into custody at a QuikTrip near I-17, The suspect was seen doing push-ups before being tased by troopers at the gas station.

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