UPDATE: Mariposa Port of Entry reopens following crash, arrest

(Source:  Tucson News Now)
(Source: Tucson News Now)
Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 9:43 AM MST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2021 at 1:24 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - An overnight crash closed the Nogales Mariposa Port of Entry for several hours.

According to the Nogales Police Department, the port was open again by 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said the shutdown was necessary after a vehicle failed to stop for inspection late Wednesday night.

Leaders said when the car began speeding towards Mexico, agents tried to close the southbound gates and the car crashed into the gates.

The driver and vehicle were taken into custody by Mexican authorities.

CBP said no one was injured, but the incident remains under investigation.

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