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Man arrested after leading police on high-speed chase in Phoenix area

(Facebook Photo/City of Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — An unidentified 30-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after leading police on a high-speed police chase through the Phoenix area.

Trooper Kameron Lee, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said a trooper attempted to pull the man over for a moving violation near Val Vista Road and the U.S. 60. in Mesa around 4 p.m.

The man “refused to stop” and continued along the U.S. 60 westbound, reaching speeds of 80 mph. The chase continued to central Phoenix, where the man stopped at 45th Avenue and Thomas Road after troopers boxed him in and arrested him. The chase lasted a little over an hour.

Lee said a woman and a 6-month-old infant were also in the car during the crash. The woman, according to Lee, told a 911 operator that she tried to get the suspect to stop but he refused.

The man has two outstanding misdemeanor warrants, but it was not immediately known what for. He is facing charges of unlawful flight, two counts of kidnapping and driving on a suspended license.

Phoenix officers also found a handgun that was tossed from the vehicle during the chase.

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