Arizona State Trooper's Cruiser After Crash

CRASH INVOLVING WRONG-WAY DRIVER AND TROOPER ON STATE ROUTE 303 IN PEORIA, ARIZONA

Peoria, AZ - The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is reporting that on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at approximately 11:36 pm, AZDPS dispatchers received multiple calls reporting a wrong-way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of State Route 303 near milepost 135.

An AZDPS trooper responded to the area and observed the wrong-way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at Lone Mountain Parkway (milepost 128) in a Nissan Versa.

The wrong-way driver failed to stop for the trooper’s emergency lights and siren, resulting in a collision between the patrol car and the suspect vehicle.

The suspect driver was identified as Anthony Compean (44) of Avondale.

Compean was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges including:

  • Aggravated DUI – Wrong way
  • Aggravated assault
  • Driving on a suspended license.

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Suspect Vehicle

The trooper was transported to a hospital and was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

Department Report Number:  I22065045

District:
14 - Metro West

This investigation is active and ongoing.

Attached photos courtesy of the AZDPS.

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