UPDATE: Driver arrested after fleeing state trooper near I-10, Cortaro Road in Marana

(Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 6:31 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2021 at 3:29 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A suspect was taken into custody after a short chase near Interstate 10 and Cortaro Road in Marana late Wednesday, Dec. 15. He has been identified as 48-year-old Erick William Rubio.

Arizona DPS said it started around 5:30 p.m. when a trooper tried to stop a vehicle on I-10 westbound near the Cortaro Road exit.

Rubio refused to pull over, exited the interstate and started traveling the wrong way on Cortaro Road. The trooper ended the chase due to safety issues, but Rubio then jumped out of the vehicle and fled.

Marana PD officers arrived on the scene to help DPS. Rubio was taken into custody just west of the Arizona Pavilions Shopping Center.

The MPD said eyewitnesses helped with the capture.

“Several citizens in the area provided tips and assisted us in locating the suspect,” the MPD said in a Facebook post. “Thank you to those citizens for their help.”

DPS said Rubio is facing several felony charges, including drug possession and an outstanding felony parole warrant.

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