COURAGEOUS STATE TROOPER STOPS WRONG-WAY DRIVER ON STATE ROUTE 101 IN TEMPE, ARIZONA

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TEMPE, ARIZONA - The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is reporting that on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at approximately 4:35 a.m. local time, AZDPS troopers received notification of a wrong-way vehicle traveling eastbound on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 153, near Broadway Road in Tempe.

Preliminary Information:

After being notified, an Arizona state trooper located a red Cadillac sedan traveling southbound on northbound State Route 101 at milepost 56, between Guadalupe and Baseline Roads. The trooper intercepted and made the courageous decision to collide with the vehicle, successfully bringing it to a stop.

The state trooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the collision and was transported to a hospital.

The wrong-way driver is a 22-year-old man and is suspected to be impaired. The man also sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital.

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The investigation is ongoing.

Incident Location: State Route 101 at Milepost 56
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District: 13 - Metro East
 
Suspect(s): 22-year-old male
 
Incident Status: Active 
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Department Report Number: I22046205

 

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