Reckless driver sparks police pursuit in Valley

PHOENIX - Authorities say a man is in custody after leading Department of Public Safety officers on a wild chase Thursday night.

DPS spokesman Carrick Cook said the chase started around 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 17 at Table Mesa Road, just north of New River.

Officers tried to pull the suspect over at Deer Valley Road, but he wouldn't stop, said Cook.

Authorities said the man blew through red lights and clipped the cars of other drivers out on the road.

Officials said the chase ended when the suspect crashed into another vehicle near 51st Avenue and Cactus Road.

Cook said the suspect tried to run, but officers tased him and took him into custody.

The suspect has not yet been identified.

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