DPS warns drivers not to pick up hitchhikers on I-17 near Camp Verde

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(Source: Arizona DPS) (Source: Arizona DPS)

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is warning drivers not to pick up hitchhikers on Interstate 17 near Camp Verde. 

DPS issued the warning to motorists on Wednesday evening around 8 p.m. 

Around 5:30 p,m. a DPS trooper was attempting to stop a speeding white Toyota that was estimated to be traveling at 115 miles per hour. The vehicle exited at State Route 169 and rolled several times after failing to negotiate a curve in the road.

The driver fled on foot and his passenger was transported to Honor Health North Mountain Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20-30 years old and wearing black pants with a white shirt.

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