PHOENIX (KNXV) - A high-speed police chase through parts of Arizona on Wednesday night ended with an embrace and two people taken into custody.
Aerial footage showed police converging on the two suspects after they bailed out of the SUV around 6:15 p.m. near Ironwood and Guadalupe in Apache Junction Wednesday night. Multiple police cars following the silver SUV as it sped through the southeast Valley.
Around 9 p.m., authorities identified the suspects as 35-year-old Dustin Perkins of Snowflake and 29-year-old Lovida Flores. Perkins suffered a broken hand during the crash and Flores was listed in serious condition.
A police helicopter could also be seen tracking the vehicle.
Mesa police said the incident began when the driver failed to yield to officers, in what was believed to be a stolen vehicle.
A Mesa patrol unit located the vehicle and tried to pull it over, but it failed to stop. The Mesa unit did not pursue the suspect at that time, but it was located a short time later leading to a pursuit involving several agencies.
Aerial footage showed multiple police cars following the silver SUV as it sped through the southeast Valley Wednesday evening. A police helicopter could also be seen tracking the vehicle.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office began pursuing the suspect near Ocotillo and Schnepf roads in San Tan Valley. PCSO deputies eventually arrested the two suspects after they crashed their vehicle near Ironwood and Guadalupe.
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies are assisting in the situation.