Police: vexed driver arrested after series of road rage events

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One suspect has been taken into custody after a multi-vehicle road rage incident took place in Phoenix and south Scottsdale, according to police officials.

At 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 10, the Scottsdale Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a female driver at Thomas and Scottsdale Roads.

The female driver reported that a black four-door sedan was rear-ending her car as she was driving westbound on Thomas Road, according to police.

The victim stayed on the phone with the emergency operator, and reported that the suspect vehicle continued to strike the rear-end of her vehicle as she drove. Approximately seven minutes later, a Scottsdale patrol officer located the suspect at 48th Street and initiated a traffic stop, police officials said.

The suspect vehicle pulled into a parking lot just west of 48th Street, made a U-turn, and then sped out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed, police said. The suspect vehicle drove the wrong way in the westbound lanes of Thomas Road.

While driving through the red light at 48th Street and Thomas Road, the suspect vehicle struck an SUV heading southbound on 48th Street, police said.

The suspect vehicle spun around and struck a Scottsdale patrol vehicle that was stopped in the westbound lanes of Thomas Road. The male driver of the black sedan was combative with officers and was ultimately taken into custody after a brief struggle, according to police officials.

The female driver of the first victim vehicle was uninjured, police said. The driver of the SUV received minor injuries, and no officers were injured.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The investigation is on-going at this time, police said.

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