A one-vehicle crash late Tuesday night near a fast-food restaurant on North John Wayne Parkway was the culmination of a DPS trooper pursuit that began 2 miles north on southbound State Route 347 after officers observed errant behavior by the driver, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said.
At 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, DPS troopers attempted to stop the car driven by Emmanuel Mejia-Martinez of Mesa after observing reckless driving and failing to maintain its lane. At that point, the driver drove away at speeds over 100 mph, the DPS official said.
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The BMW continued south on North John Wayne Parkway until it hit a landscaping boulder near West Edison Road, coming to a stop off the roadway in landscaping near a fast-food restaurant, police said.
Mejia-Martinez, 22, was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, unlawful flight from law enforcement, resisting arrest, violation of a protection order and criminal damage, a DPS official stated.
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