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Tempe officer arrested after high-speed chase

TEMPE, Ariz. — A Tempe police officer is facing a number of charges after investigators say he led police on a high-speed chase and barricading himself in a vehicle.

Officials say 30-year-old Garrett Peterson was arrested early Saturday and was placed on administrative leave.

Gilbert Police says the chase began after officers were called to the home of Peterson’s ex-wife to looking into phone and text message threats from Peterson.

Authorities say SWAT teams spoke with Peterson for nearly an hour until he surrendered.

Peterson is now facing charges of felony endangerment, DUI, felony flight, reckless driving and threats and intimidation.


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