Driver leads police in chase; arrested for drug possession

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais
By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- A man involved in a high-speed pursuit just south of Casa Grande was arrested for possession of marijuana in his car.

Mexico resident Martin Bustamante, 23, was booked for transportation, possession, and possession for sale of marijuana, as well as unlawful flight from law enforcement.

As Bustamante drove his 1999 GMC Yukon west on the I-10, police behind him observed several traffic violations and attempted to stop him.

Police say Bustamante accelerated and initiated a vehicle pursuit. He reached speeds of 110 MPH and threw his cell phone out the driver's side window. Not long after, he abruptly pulled over and stopped.

Bustamante admitted to police that he was in the United States illegally.