Arrest made following chase and crash in west TucsonPosted: Updated:
A man wanted in connection to a murder drove by police Tuesday. He didn't realize they were looking for him.
What could've been a quick arrest ended in rollover crash that could've seriously injured someone.
Police saw the suspects face and tried to stop the vehicle near 23rd Street and 10th Avenue.
The suspect sped down Star Pass Boulevard.
The suspect didn't stop. Weaving in and out of traffic, through side roads, coming up on Grande and Congress.
"The speed was average or slightly above average the whole time nothing that endangered the public," said Tucson Police Sergeant Diana Lopez.
Five minutes and several patrol cars later, the chase wound up on the I-10 frontage road north of Speedway.
"He hit a curb off the ramp and then the vehicle flipped. He ended up there on the side embankment in the dirt," said Lopez.
The man driving the car was a wanted criminal, 38-year-old Miguel Rosas Sanchez. He's wanted in questioning for a February 2008 homicide that happened off of Country Club.
Tuesday's chase resulted in a set of additional charges. "Auto theft, burglary and felony fleeing. And he has been booked into Pima County jail," said Lopez.
He'll stay in Pima County jail pending an INS hold placed on him. Police won't say, but it's possible Sanchez is in the country illegally.
Police say Sanchez wasn't just wanted for questioning in that 2008 homicide, He's also believed to be responsible for several other felonies.