The Arizona Department of Public Safety began pursuing the driver on southbound Interstate 17 near Greenway around 5:30 p.m.
The chase ended up on Phoenix surface streets.
The driver struck another vehicle at 51st Avenue and Cactus and then bailed out.
As he ran down a sidewalk on an overpass, a man saw him fleeing and tackled him. It wasn't clear whether that man was a civilian or a police officer.
Five other officers were close behind and immediately helped subdue the suspect. He was placed in handcuffs and led away.
It's wasn't immediately clear what led to the high-speed chase on state and city roadways.
No other information was readily available.