BCSO: Car chase caused early morning delays on I-40 near 98th Street

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Deputies arrested a suspect after a chase that happened on the interstate Monday morning. 

According to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were informed around 4 a.m. of a pursuit by Cibola County dispatch.

The pursuit began after a call involving the investigation of a motorist who fired a weapon at another vehicle in Zuni, New Mexico. 

Multiple agencies assisted in the pursuit, which ended up in Bernalillo County. A spike belt was utilized and the pursuit ended in the area of 98th Street and I-40 around 5 a.m. 

Deputies say the suspect, 25-year-old Roel Lahi, appeared to be intoxicated and was taken into custody.

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