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VIDEO: High-speed pursuit suspect taken into custody in Phoenix by DPS

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 14:02:27-04

PHOENIX — A high-speed pursuit suspect led DPS across three Valley freeways before being stopped at a Phoenix intersection Wednesday evening.

DPS says the driver failed to stop for troopers on the I-10 near milepost 151. Troopers followed the suspect along the I-10, I-17, and Loop 101 before exiting at Cave Creek Road.

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Troopers were eventually able to pin the driver and surround him at Cave Creek and Beardsley. DPS says the suspect was traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph during the 30-mile-long incident.

The suspect was eventually stopped and taken into custody.

Troopers identified the suspect as Chandlar Joseph Contadino, who was booked on charges of unlawful flight from law enforcement, criminal speed, and reckless driving.


According to official documents, Contadino said he didn't stop for troopers because "he was having a bad day because he missed lunch and there was an issue with the cowboy camper he had purchased earlier in the day."