Robert Loudon, 35, was arrested Nov. 25 after fleeing from police and leading them through a high-speed chase through the Phoenix area, authorities said.
Shortly after 9 a.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on Loudon for criminal speed, but he refused to stop and fled in the vehicle, according to a post on the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.
During the chase through city streets, a deputy in the area positioned her marked vehicle in an intersection in front of Loudon’s car, to block him from running the red light. Loudon merged his vehicle into the opposite lanes of traffic, but the deputy pulled her vehicle forward, hitting Loudon’s car and forcing him to stop, the post said.
The deputy received minor injuries from the airbag in her vehicle, and Loudon was booked into jail in connection with charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, unlawful flight, criminal damage, reckless driving, DUI and criminal speed, the post said.