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Case Number: 22-CR-2593
Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Pima County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Tucson
Description: Tucson, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fleeing from an immigration checkpoint at high speed.
On November 3, 2022, Derek Ira Pablo, Jr., ate 18, of Tucson, drove his vehicle through a United States Border Patrol checkpoint on Arizona State Route 86 near Robles Junction, Arizona. He did not slow down or stop as directed by the speed bumps and signage. Pablo accelerated and operated his vehicle at speeds up to 100 mph in a 45 mile per hour zone during the chase, but would not stop as agents pursued him. He finally stopped his vehicle because of a flat tire and then tried to flee on foot, but was apprehended and arrested.
Customs and Border Protection’s United States Border Patrol conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon M. Bolling, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 10 months in prison followed by 36 months of supervised release.