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Peoria PD: Impairment suspected in crash, chase

The driver of this pickup truck is treated by paramedics after he was allegedly involved in a collision and rammed a police cruiser Friday. (Source: CBS 5 News) The driver of this pickup truck is treated by paramedics after he was allegedly involved in a collision and rammed a police cruiser Friday. (Source: CBS 5 News)
This Peoria police cruiser was one of the vehicles rammed by pickup truck Monday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News) This Peoria police cruiser was one of the vehicles rammed by pickup truck Monday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PEORIA, AZ (CBS5) -

The driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run collision led Peoria police on a low-speed chase before he was taken into custody early Friday morning.

Peoria police were investigating a report of an erratic driver near 83rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road just before 7 a.m. when they learned the vehicle had collided head-on with another vehicle but drove away, said Amanda Jacinto, a Peoria police spokeswoman.

Officers tried to stop the driver, identified as 51-year-old Mitchell Weedman, but he refused and stop sticks were deployed, Jacinto said. Weedman then tried to hit an officer and rammed a police cruiser before he was caught, Jacinto said.

No one was injured, she said, but officers believed Weedman was impaired.

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