A 17-year-old from Avondale may be charged with transporting marijuana for sale and felony flight after a police chase led to the teen rolling the SUV he was driving. Police say the SUV was spotted by Border Patrol near Gila Bend loaded with packages and was considered suspicious by the officials. The Border Patrol officials attempted to stop the 2001 Ford Explorer, but they say that the 17-year-old driver did not stop and instead attempted to flee.
Border Patrol officials pursued the SUV, and the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office also laid down spike strips on a section of Arizona 85. When the SUV neared the strips, the driver attempted to swerve and ended up rolling the vehicle twice.
The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, and a search of the vehicle revealed 125 pounds of marijuana.
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