Authorities identify suspect involved in high-speed chase in Arizona

Alberto Sanchez, of New Mexico, is facing charges of DUI, drug possession and unlawful flight

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: High-speed chase ends in arrest in Tucson area

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A high-speed chase in Tucson ended with an arrest late Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Alberto Servaldo Sanchez of Milan, New Mexico, was booked in Pima County on charges of DUI, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful flight.

Sanchez, 23, was wanted on a felony warrant out of New Mexico, according to Arizona DPS.

Alberto Sanchez, of New Mexico, is facing charges of DUI, drug possession and unlawful flight
Alberto Sanchez, of New Mexico, is facing charges of DUI, drug possession and unlawful flight (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

Troopers said they tried pull over Sanchez on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak because he was driving too slow. Sanchez allegedly refused to stop and began speeding toward Tucson.

Sanchez’s tires were later spiked, but he kept driving on his rims until a trooper used the PIT maneuver on Ina Road.

Two people, including Sanchez, were taken into custody. One person was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Arizona DPS said bottles were allegedly thrown from the vehicle and at least two other vehicles suffered tire damage during the chase.

According to court records, Sanchez has multiple arrests in New Mexico for auto theft and fleeing police.

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