Man hit by police van after pursuit in alleged stolen car

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Newchopper 3 captures chase, arrest

APACHE JUNCTION - A suspect has been taken into custody after leading police on a pursuit.

Police tell 3TV the suspect, identified as 27-year old Abelardo Ulate, was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.

Newschopper 3 was over the scene near Broadway and Ellsworth at about 5 p.m. Monday evening when a suspect tried to outrun authorities. Police say he was driving a stolen car.

Ulate led officers on a chase that lasted about an hour as the suspect drove through Mesa and Apache Junction with units following him by ground and air. The car he was driving crashed into a ditch and he tried to flee on foot.

Officers say Ulate eventually ran into a police van as he was running from officers on foot and was knocked to the ground before being taken into custody.