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Suspect rams MCSO vehicle with car before fleeing, deputies say

A deputy stopped the driver of the suspicious car at a gas station near Agua Fria Ranch Road and Olive Avenue.

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — The driver of a car with stolen plates allegedly rammed multiple vehicles, including a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department SUV, before fleeing on Tuesday.

A deputy stopped the driver of the suspicious car at a gas station near Agua Fria Ranch Road and Olive Avenue around 4:30 p.m. That's in Youngtown near the Agua Fria River.

The deputy waited for backup when authorities say the driver rammed a car in front of him and then reversed into the squad car before fleeing.

The deputy wasn’t hurt.

Authorities found the suspect car a short distance away, but the driver was missing.

If you have any information about the suspect, you're asked to call MCSO at (602) 876-1011.

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