High-speed chase on I-17 ends with tire spikes near VOC

 VVN/Vyto Starinskas

VVN/Vyto Starinskas


VVN/Vyto Starinskas

The driver of this BMW was booked for felony flight, reckless driving and criminal speed after being stopped by DPS and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department with tire spikes on SR179 in Sedona Wednesday, according to a DPS spokesman. At one point, the BMW was traveling at 140 miles per hour, said the press release. After the vehicle left I-17 and was westbound on SR 179, the DPS trooper backed off and the vehicle was monitored by a DPS Ranger Helicopter until the vehicle was stopped, DPS stated. DPS trooper first noticed a 2012 BMW speeding by him northbound on I-17 near the junction to SR169, said DPS. At the time, the trooper believed the BMW was traveling at 127 mph, the press release said. The BMW exited I-17 and was westbound on SR 179 en route to the Village of Oak Creek when deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s department spiked the tires of the vehicle, according to DPS. The driver, 23-year-old Ricardo Antonio-Partida-Montoya of Tonapah was booked at the Yavapai County Detention Center, stated the press release.


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JohnnyMontezuma 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Congrats to YCSO & DPS for another Great Stop! At 140 mph, it would take 9 minutes to get from SR 169 to the SR 179 exit At 127 mph, it would take 10 minutes. Everyone had to be on top of their game on this one. WAY TO GO! PROUD OF OUR LEO's!