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Officials: Wrong-way driver causes two crashes on I-10 at L-202 San Tan freeway

Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 16:04:18-04

A wrong-way driver is accused of causing two crashes that closed the I-10 on-ramp at L-202 San Tan Freeway for several hours early Saturday morning, according to the Chandler Police Department and the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

According to Chandler police, the wrong-way driver, whose identity was not immediately available, caused a crash at the Ray Road/I-10 interchange. As Chandler police responded to the crash at Ray Road, the wrong-way driver continued to travel eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10.

The driver then allegedly caused a second crash, which DPS responded to.

Chandler police say DPS arrested the wrong-way driver for driving under the influence.

According to DPS, at least one person was hurt and transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

This is the second wrong-way driver apprehended in two days, and the fifth wrong-way driving incident to occur in August: