Two arrested following police pursuit in Gilbert

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

GILBERT, Ariz. -- An East Valley couple is facing several criminal charges following a police chase in Gilbert early Saturday morning.

Gilbert police said officers in the area of McQueen and Erie began pursuing a person who was wanted for numerous warrants.

The chase eventually ended in Chandler when the suspect struck an oncoming vehicle and then a police car.

A male and a female were inside the suspect vehicle.

The man attempted to run, but was arrested in just a few minutes. 

An officer broke his hand during a scuffle with the suspect, and had to be taken to the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by the suspect was also hospitalized.

Inside the suspect’s vehicle police said they found methamphetamine paraphernalia and a loaded gun.

The suspect and the woman he was with were subsequently taken into custody.