Wild car chase spans over 30 miles before suspect arrestedPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- A man stopped for speeding led Department of Public Safety officers on a wild chase through Valley streets and freeways.
A little before 1 p.m. on Sunday, officials said DPS attempted to stop Bo Wyatt, 30, at U.S. 60 and Kyrene Road for speeding.
Wyatt, of Apache Junction, began to pull over but then decided to accelerate.
The chase lasted more than 90 minutes and zig-zagged as far west as 59th Avenue to the Loop 202 and Gilbert Road in Mesa. Deputies finally stopped him near Horne and Lehi streets just after 2 p.m.
Speeds reached 100 miles per hour at one point, but after stop sticks were deployed, the suspect was slowed, driving on all four tire rims before officials arrested him.
"It was coming up real slow and you could see the other DPS guy coming around here and blocking him off and that's when he realized, 'Ah, it's over with," said Chris Boccasini, who witnessed the end of the chase
Officials said Wyatt did have marijuana in the car. He will face several charges including felony flight.
No one was hurt during the chase.
Wyatt does have a prior criminal record, which includes drug arrests.