DPS Troopers Stop Pickup on I-17

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According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, troopers pulled over a pickup truck and took at least one person into custody following the traffic stop.

Troopers were informed of a stolen Chevrolet pickup heading north on I-17 near Dixileta around 4:30 p.m. Phoenix police officers had tried to pull the truck over in the area of I-17 and SR-74.

A helicopter with the Phoenix Police Department and a trooper in an unmarked squad car continued to follow the pickup as it traveled north. The truck evaded one attempt to puncture its tires with a spike strip, but troopers were more successful the second time around near Cordes Junction.

The truck came to a stop after blowing a tire about 5 miles north of Cordes Junction. The driver got out of the truck and was arrested. Meanwhile, the passenger got out of the truck and started dancing on the roof before going back inside the vehicle and locking himself in. Troopers approached and arrested the passenger as well.

A DPS spokesperson said the incident was part of an ongoing criminal investigation, and more details are not available at this time. For updates, please visit the official website of the Arizona Department of Public Safety HERE.

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