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Man arrested after police chase ends in Idaho Falls

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IDAHO FALLS — One man was taken into custody Friday following a high-speed chase that ended on South Pioneer Road.

Pedro A. Lopez, 25, also known as “Lil South”, was arrested on six warrants related to drug crimes and eluding or resisting police.

The high-speed chase started near Tautphaus Park close to Sunnyside Road, Idaho Falls Police Lt. Joel Tisdale told EastIdahoNews.com. Officers, who have been searching for Lopez for several days, spotted his vehicle and began a pursuit.

Lopez sped down Sunnyside Road toward the Interstate 15 exit, but his vehicle began to smoke and he was forced to pull over on Pioneer Road.

Initially, Lopez refused to get out of the vehicle, and officers were forced to cut his seat belt off.

Once he was out of the car, he fought with officers. An officer deployed a Taser and Lopez was arrested.

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