The Department of Public Safety said it arrested a man who ran from a suspected stolen vehicle that troopers tried to stop on a Mesa freeway.

Troopers tried to stop the vehicle, which was speeding and was believed to have been stolen from Scottsdale, at around 2 p.m. along eastbound U.S. 60 near Superstition Springs Boulevard, Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.

The driver did not stop and exited the eastbound freeway at Superstition Springs Boulevard before re-entering the freeway heading westbound, Graves said.

The vehicle exited the freeway again at Higley Road and sideswiped an SUV before crashing into a signal pole, Graves said. Nobody in the SUV was injured, Graves said.

Five people inside the vehicle the trooper had pursued took off running, Graves said. Officials initially found and arrested everyone except the male driver.

He was located and taken into custody later in the afternoon, Graves said.

An investigation continues.


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