Suspect in stolen vehicle crash identified

Johnson, Justin

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have identified the suspect who crashed a stolen truck into another truck in Rio Rancho. Police tried to pull over 38-year-old Justin Johnson, of Los Lunas, in a neighborhood off Southern Tuesday night but he took off.

Police say Johnson then ran a three-way stop sign and slammed into a pickup. Witnesses say officers pulled their guns to get Johnson out. He is facing several charges, including reckless driving. He also had a felony warrant. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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