DPS: Two in custody after short pursuit near Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX - Two people are in custody after a short pursuit involving a Department of Public Safety troopers in Phoenix Friday afternoon.

Authorities were called to the area of Interstate-10 and Washington Street after a DPS trooper spotted the vehicle allegedly driving recklessly.

The trooper attempted to pull over the car at the Washington Street ramp but the driver continued driving and struck a taxi near Sky Harbor International Airport, a DPS spokesman said. 

After hitting the taxi, the vehicle reportedly continued driving before hitting a curb. The car eventually came to a stop near 29th Street and Sky Harbor Boulevard.

The passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital; the taxi driver was unharmed.

Both the driver and a passenger were taken into custody, a DPS spokesperson said.

Roads near Sky Harbor were unaffected during the incident.

Print this article Back to Top

Your Region News
West Valley Phoenix Metro Southeast Valley Northeast Valley Northern Arizona Central/Southern AZ