Police activity causes backup on I-25 near Avenida Cesar Chavez

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The Albuquerque Police Department says a driver took them on a wild chase, crashing into a number of cars along the way. 

Police say the chase started in northwest Albuquerque when officers tried to perform a traffic stop. 

The suspect, 31-year-old Alex Martinez, is said to have fled all the way to Cesar Chavez and I-25, where he jumped out of the car and tried to take an officer’s gun before he was tased. 

Police say he hit at least five cars along the way. 

They’re asking anyone who got caught up in the incident to come forward. 

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