Border Patrol: 7 in custody after chase in Deming area
(DEMING)— The Border Patrol says seven people were taken into custody in southern New Mexico following a chase of a pickup seen stopping along Interstate 10 in Deming to pick up people who emerged from the desert.
The Border Patrol said agents saw the vehicle make several U-turns on I-10 before and after it picked up the people on Monday.
The agents followed the vehicle when it got off I-10 in Deming and alerted other law enforcement agencies when the vehicle accelerated when the agents tried to pull it over.
The truck was disabled when a tire struck a curb.
The Border Patrol said the driver and six passengers who said they had illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border were taken into custody.
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