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CASA GRANDE — A Phoenix woman took law enforcement officers on a half-hour freeway chase before being taken into custody near State Route 287 on eastbound Interstate 10.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Valerie R. Favela, 34, is facing charges of theft of means of transportation and unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle.

At 2:58 a.m. on Nov. 16, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper in pursuit of Favela was able to pull her over in the eastbound lanes of I-10. Favela was allegedly driving a Southwest Barricades pickup truck that had been reported stolen out of Phoenix.

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Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.

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