Wrong-way driver stopped near Superior after traveling 20 miles down an Arizona freeway

SUPERIOR - Officials said a wrong-way driver traveled approximately 20 miles down two Arizona highways Thursday afternoon before being pulled over and arrested.

Gila County Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd said deputies received 911 calls regarding a wrong-way driver on Highway 188 Thursday afternoon.

The vehicle was located driving in the center lane traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, according to officials. The driver of the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed when a deputy tried to pull the vehicle over.

Shepherd said 18-year-old driver was stopped along the US 60 near mile marker 223, close to Superior, Ariz.

Officials said the driver, Sabain Robert Winsor, attempted to ram a patrol car, which was damaged. Deputies had to punch out one of the vehicle's windows in order to take the teenager into custody.

Shepherd said Winsor had three warrants out for his arrest out of Gila County, plus one our of Globe. He is facing charges of unlawful flight, endangerment, aggravated assault, aggravated assault toward an officer, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

No one was hurt in the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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