Police: Man faces drug charges after failing to stop 


A man was charged Monday morning after he continued driving when officers attempted a traffic stop, police said. 

Matthew L. Borquez, 24, faces charges of failure to stop, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. 

At 1:33 a.m., police attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle, initiating both their lights and siren, when the vehicle allegedly continued driving, police said. 

The vehicle pulled over at the corner of West Bowlin Road and North Alterra Parkway, about a mile from the location when the officer turned on his overhead lights, police said. 

According to the probable cause statement, after officers contacted the driver, Borquez, he advised officers that he knew they were behind him but did not stop because they “did not have a good reason to stop him,” so he was just going to keep driving until he got home, instead of stopping. 

Borquez was placed under arrest for failure to stop, and during an inventory search of his vehicle, police found a baggie with .5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe, commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics, police said. 

Borquez was booked into Pinal County Jail on his charges, police said.