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DPS arrests driver after he locks himself in vehicle


A routine traffic stop in the East Valley turned into a chase between the suspect and Arizona Department of Public Safety officers.

A man was stopped for speeding on eastbound U.S. Highway 60 at the Superstition Springs exit just before 5 a.m., but locked himself in his car and refused to get out, a DPS spokesman said.

Officers placed spike strips in front of the vehicle's tires, but the driver decided it was time to leave and ran over the strips, the spokesman said.

He led officers on a short pursuit before he stopped and was taken into custody at Geronimo Road and 14th Avenue in Apache Junction, the spokesman said, adding that impairment was a possible factor.

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