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2 injured when car fleeing police slams into Tucson house

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Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 11:07 am | Updated: 11:56 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

TUCSON - Two men who had been fleeing police were injured when their car slammed into a Tucson house, police said.

The crash came after South Tucson police called off a pursuit of the suspects in a Monday afternoon road-rage incident because it had become too dangerous, said Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, a Tucson police spokesman.

The driver of the Dodge Magnum lost control after hitting a residential street speed bump, which catapulted the sedan through a chain-link fence and into a home, Pacheco said. No one was at home at the time, but the house suffered major damage and is unlivable.

The two occupants of the car suffered serious injuries. Their names were not released.

Police received a call about the driver of the Dodge cutting off other motorists at about 4 p.m. Monday, South Tucson police spokeswoman Detective Yvonne Billotte said.

The caller said the driver stopped in the middle of the roadway, but he drove around the car and was then followed to his workplace, where a passenger got out and pointed a shotgun at him, Billotte said.

Police soon spotted the car and followed it until it raced into the residential neighborhood, where it crashed.

Both men will be arrested once they are released from the hospital, Billotte said.

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