Carjacker jumps out of the SUV before he dives 500 feet through a canyon after leading the police on a wild 100 mph chase for 60 miles through Arizona – and eventually he is hiding in a TREE
- A man from Las Vegas was arrested after driving a suspiciously stolen vehicle 500 feet from a cliff in a canyon after a police hunt in Arizona
- John Felipe Jaimes is accused of not respecting officers and DUI
- The police pursued Jaimes on State Route 74 and he reached speeds of 100 mph
- He later drove the car 500 feet through a gap, but jumped out before landing
A man from Las Vegas was arrested after driving a suspiciously stolen vehicle 500 feet from a cliff in a ravine after a police hunt in Arizona.
John Felipe Jaimes, 29, is confronted with various criminal charges, including non-compliance with a police officer, danger, false report, two counts of aggravated DUI and criminal damage.
Troopers were looking for a vehicle reported Monday morning on State Route 74 near Interstate 17, according to an arrest report from the Arizona Department of Security.
John Felipe Jaimes, (photo), was arrested after driving a stolen vehicle during a police hunt before he was dumped 500 feet in a canyon in Arizona
They placed an SUV that met the description and started following it, but it then accelerated and crossed a red light, the report obtained by 12News states.
The police chased him and he reportedly reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. At one point, the suspect went to the wrong side of the road and almost hit a state trooper, DPS said.
The arrest report also mentions that the Las Vegas resident tried to raise two other vehicles with a high jack but was unsuccessful.
Troopers responded Monday to reports of a stolen vehicle on State Route 74. They then chased John Felipe Jaimes and he drove the car 500 feet through a canyon before he jumped out
The car landed on a steep terrain off the road. Jaimes, fortunate to survive, had jumped out of the vehicle and was later hidden in a tree by the police
The police used spikes on the road to stop Jaimes and could blow off one of his tires. However, he continued to drive and endanger the police, they say.
The stolen SUV ran off the road and flew off a large cliff into a gap of US-89 at landmark 303, just after 10 p.m.
Jaimes jumped out when the vehicle went over the edge of the cliff. He later turned out to hide from agents in a tree on the edge of the gorge and was treated for minor injuries.
The suspect would not give his name in the beginning when the police arrested him and took him to prison.
Jaimes has a cash deposit of $ 10,000 and will be back in a Yavapai County Court on 4 June.
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