Suspect arrested after pursuit through Phoenix freeways

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A driver was arrested after troopers used stop sticks during a second pursuit, DPS said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A driver was arrested after troopers used stop sticks during a second pursuit, DPS said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
According to the Department of Public Safety, the suspect was doing donuts near 19th and Grand avenues when he refused to stop for a trooper. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) According to the Department of Public Safety, the suspect was doing donuts near 19th and Grand avenues when he refused to stop for a trooper. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
DPS said stop sticks were used on the suspect's car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) DPS said stop sticks were used on the suspect's car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The suspect eventually stopped on the Interstate 10 near Seventh Avenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The suspect eventually stopped on the Interstate 10 near Seventh Avenue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man was taken into custody after troopers said he led them on two different chases throughout the Valley on Monday night.

According to court documents, a trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety saw a silver Kia run a red light near I-17 and Thomas Road just before 7 p.m. 

The trooper got behind the car that was now driving below the speed limit with its hazard lights on. The car then made its way down 24th Drive and the trooper turned on his lights to initiate a traffic stop.

The trooper said the car did not stop and continued down Grand Avenue. The trooper said the driver of the vehicle, identified as 38-year-old Peter Lagod, was holding his hand out the window and waving it back and forth.

Documents state that Lagod started doing doughnuts across all lanes of traffic near 19th and Grand avenues. The trooper said the driver was screaming uncontrollably and holding his hand out the window.

The trooper said the vehicle then ran another red light and started driving the wrong way. The trooper then terminated the pursuit.

At about 8:15 p.m. the car was spotted again on the westbound side of the Loop 101 at 56th Street where he was driving recklessly by darting in and out of traffic, with his lights off and tailgating other cars, DPS said.

DPS found him again on the State Route 51 near Shea Boulevard and started to follow him with the help of air support.

Troopers said he was crossing multiple lanes at once. A trooper tried to initiate a stop and the vehicle came to a stop and took off again, side-swiping a the trooper in the leg.

DPS used stop sticks before the suspect came to a stop on the westbound side of the Interstate 10 near Seventh Avenue, DPS said.

Documents state that Lagod exited the vehicle but refused to follow further commands. While troopers tried to take him into custody, he began to fight and break away.

Sgt. Graff then deployed his Taser into the suspect's lower back. Lagod was taken into custody just before 9 p.m. 

According to court documents, Lagod was driving on a suspended license.

Documents state that Lagod made false reports when he called 911 with his phone that was given to him to call his father. Lagod told the 911 operator that the officers tied him up and beat him. 

Lagod was booked into the 4th Avenue jail on charges of unlawful flight from law enforcement, aggravated DUI/suspended license and aggravated assault. 

To read PDF of police report, click HERE.

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