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Honduras man charged with high-speed flight from Arizona immigration checkpoint

Sep 25, 2022, 4:00 PM | Updated: 4:09 pm

(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)...

(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

PHOENIX — An 18-year-old man from Honduras was charged with high-speed flight from an Arizona immigration checkpoint last week, authorities said.

Oblin Jeremias Redondo-Lopez was arrested Tuesday after fleeing checkpoints on West Arivaca Road near Amado with agents in pursuit, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona said in a press release.

Authorities said Redondo-Lopez’s gold 2002 Buick Rendezvous sped past bumps and signage, until it continued onto the Interstate 10 traveling at around 110 miles per hour in a 75 mile per hour zone.

He was stopped by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak.

Redondo-Lopez faces up to five years in prison, a fine up no more than $250,000, or both, if convicted.

The U.S. Border Patrol conducted the investigation into the case.

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Honduras man charged with high-speed flight from Arizona immigration checkpoint