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Driver arrested after speeding through Arizona immigration checkpoint

Posted at 5:21 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 00:17:16-05

A driver is in custody after speeding through an immigration checkpoint in southern Arizona and leading authorities on a high-speed chase on Interstate 10 toward Phoenix.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the driver allegedly fired shots at border officers before the chase began about 3 p.m. near Casa Grande. DPS says the chase came to an end on I-10 near Sacaton.

They say the suspect was arrested and nobody was injured. The name of the suspect wasn't immediately released. DPS, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Border Patrol and the Gila River Police Department was involved in the incident that caused heavy backups along the freeway.

Cliff Castle Chopper video shows traffic backed up for miles during the police investigation.


It’s where a multi-agency chase ended. DPS forcefully stopped a car with 3 people inside.
Sources say they fired shots at Border Patrol.
PCSO & Border Patrol both involved @ABC15

— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCrenshaw) December 16, 2019

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