Posted 9:47 p.m. MST
Tuesday morning in Wellton Justice Court recently resigned Tempe Police Officer Garrett Peterson made his initial appearance for his latest case.
Monday afternoon, Peterson led Arizona Department of Public Safety officers on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds up to 90 mph, which came to a screeching halt at mile post 29.
Officers say Peterson turned his car around multiple times on I-8 and crashed head-on into a commercial truck.
The problem: A judge from Maricopa County already had Peterson on house arrest as part of his conditions of release.
Friday, Peterson had the first run-in with the law in the Phoenix area when his ex-wife called 9-1-1.
A police report claims Peterson threatened to kill her and her “whole f******* family” with "guns blazing" on a recorder phone call. That evening was the first time Peterson allegedly ran from law enforcement. They arrested him on nine charges including unlawful flight and extreme DUI.
After Monday’s chase, Peterson added seven more charges to his plate: Four counts of endangerment and one each of aggravated assault, unlawful flight and criminal damage.
Peterson has proven himself a flight risk. The judge set his latest bond at one-million dollars.