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Citizen assists DPS with arrest of wrong-way driver in Phoenix

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 00:25:02-05

PHOENIX  — A citizen helped Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers with the arrest of a wrong-way driver.

DPS reports that about 1 a.m. on January 17, a citizen contacted them regarding a wrong-way driver on SR-51 near Camelback Road.

The witness reported that he was traveling north on SR-51 in the HOV lane when he saw headlights coming toward him. He stopped and blared his horn, until the driver, 28-year-old Eduardo Barreda Campos, performed a U-turn.

The citizen followed Campos and later identified him to DPS officials.

DPS says Campos registered a .174 blood-alcohol content on a preliminary blood test.

He's been charged with aggravated DUI.