DPS has identified the driver in Friday night's wild freeway chase down I-17.
The suspect is said to be David Matthew Milligan, 29. He faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated DUI (suspended license), theft of a means of transport, unlawful flight from law enforcement and "DUI-Liquor/Drugs/Vapors/combo."
DPS says this all started just after 7 p.m. Friday, when troopers were notified about a non-injury crash on Interstate 17 near New River.
Shortly afterward, it was discovered that a second, single-car crash occurred on the right side of the highway, just north of the initial collision.
A trooper responded to the second accident and spotted Milligan running southbound on the highway.
Authorities say Milligan failed to comply with troopers' orders to stop, but instead continued to run toward the first crash scene.
DPS says Milligan then jumped into an unlocked Chevy SUV and drove away southbound, leading troopers on a brief, high-speed chase down the freeway.
Our chopper was the only news helicopter above the chase and caught the dramatic ending live. We watched live as the suspect bailed out of his car with his dog, threw the dog over the freeway wall and then hopped over himself.