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Arizona DPS stops car, finds marijuana and unrestrained baby

Vidal Ruvalcaba (MCSO)

Vidal Ruvalcaba (MCSO)


The chase ended on State Route 51 near Northern Avenue. (ADOT)

PHOENIX ā€” Authorities say a man is facing charges after marijuana and an unrestrained child were found in his car after a chase on a Phoenix freeway Saturday night.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 32-year-old Vidal Ruvalcaba refused to stop when he was seen speeding by a trooper on the Loop near 32nd Street.

Troopers followed Ruvalcaba and eventually spiked the vehicle's tires near State Route 51 to get him to stop.

After stopping the suspect's car, a DPS trooper then jumped out with his gun drawn and placed Ruvalcaba under arrest. The incident was captured on an ADOT camera.

Troopers found a baby in an unbuckled car seat plus marijuana in the vehicle.

Ruvalcaba was arrested on suspicion of felony flight, endangerment, possession of marijuana and an outstanding warrant.

It was unclear Monday if Ruvalcaba has a lawyer yet.

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