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Suspect identified after Phoenix-area high-speed car chase comes to halt

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PHOENIX — An enraged driver led police on a high-speed chase through the East Valley on Thursday afternoon.

The suspect was identified as Joshua Monigold, according to 12 News. Monigold was believed to be involved in a serious hit-and-run crash in Tucson on March 19.

Joshua Monigold (Photo: Marana Police Department)

Joshua Monigold (Photo: Marana Police Department)

Monigold allegedly stole a large white truck before driving southbound toward Tucson.

The car eventually hit a median and rolled over as it was heading on the Interstate 10 near Riggs Road.

Monigold, 31, was believed to have been ejected from the vehicle and was immediately treated on the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital.

His condition was unknown.

The crash caused
major delays
on both east-and westbound I-10 as police approached Monigold.

The I-10 eastbound was shut down to one lane while the westbound highway was closed four miles south of Riggs Road.

Eastbound I-10 was closed at Riggs Road and westbound was closed at State Route 587 overnight. The backup along the highway was eight miles long.

Westbound I-10 reopened at SR 587 around 2 a.m. Friday. Eastbound lanes opened earlier at Riggs Road.

Monigold has been in prison five times since 2003 on drug and weapons charges.

Monigold allegedly caused a fight with a motorcyclist after trying to carjack him. The fight happened while cars were stopped at a red light near the U.S. 60 and Dobson Road in Mesa.

Police started shooting during the fight, but Monigold was able to get back into the vehicle and keep driving.

Officials with the Marana Police Department said Monigold will face the original charges related to the hit-and-run in Tucson, as well as charges from the car chase in Mesa.

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