High-speed chase ends in arrest

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A number of patrol cars were involved in the chase.

24-year-old Benjamin Weger Ferrer led nearly a half dozen patrol cars on a dangerous high-speed chase Friday that finally ended with his arrest in Yigo.

Ferrer was driving a gray Toyota Highlander that did not belong to him.

According to the magistrate report he reached speeds over 50 miles per hour during the chase.

“Police noted that a pedestrian was almost struck by the Highlander as well as several collisions which were narrowly avoided,” states the complaint. They also observed “the vehicle go into oncoming traffic and go through red lights.”

A woman and three children, aged 11, 2 and 2-months, were inside the vehicle throughout the chase that began on Route 4 in Sinajana.

GPD officers used their vehicles to try and block Ferrer at a number of intersections but he sped by them.

Guam police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says the chase finally ended on Fausto Pangelinan Street off Route 15 in Yigo where Ferrer fled on foot into a neighboring home.

Officers then took him into custody without further incident.

Ferrer was booked and confined on allegations of reckless driving, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, eluding a police officer, attempted murder, child abuse, felony family violence, home invasion, burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and three outstanding warrants of arrest.

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Ferrer has had previous run-ins with the law.

In January 2014 he was arrested, along with another suspect,  in connection with a campaign canvasing fraud scheme.

The pair were accused of trying to sell Calvo/Tenorio Campaign Tickets that were stolen from a vehicle that had been broken into.

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