Police Pursuit of Pickup Truck Full of People Ends

A lengthy pursuit ended Tuesday morning in the Tolleson area west of Phoenix as a pickup truck driver carrying a load of human cargo tried to evade police.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said its officers attempted to stop the truck on westbound Interstate 10 at 7th Avenue in central Phoenix when the driver fled.

DPS later terminated the pursuit.

Phoenix police tracked the pickup truck and followed it into a residential area. The truck eventually stopped near 105th Avenue and Broadway Road.

The driver was apprehended. Police searched the vehicle and a dozen people along with the driver were taken into custody.

Some of the people were hiding under what appeared to be a sheet of plywood in the bed of the truck.