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"But, not only that - but, they're also a huge asset to the troopers who can go do other things... take enforcement activity, instead of responding to these motorists," Trooper Lee explained. "It really frees them up to do those things that a sworn trooper or an officer has to do."
The Roadside Motorist Assistant helped more than 12,000 motorists last year and drove nearly 450,000 miles all across our Arizona highways.
ABC15 rode along with Mike Fry. He has been on the job for more than 10 years.
While rush-hour rushes past, Fry can be seen making his way out from the safety of his vehicle to make sure someone else is safe instead.
"We go to crashes and then we go out and get debris out of the road," Fry explained.