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DPS: DUI suspect caught going 110 MPH in I-10 construction zone

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 18:10:15-04

PHOENIX — A DUI suspect was caught after going 110 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 10 in west Phoenix.

The Department of Public Safety reports that about 1:40 a.m. on June 10, a trooper witnessed a vehicle going through a construction zone on I-10 near 43rd Avenue at a high rate of speed.

DPS says there were construction workers present in the work zone at the time.

The trooper gave chase clocking the vehicle at 110 mph before it pulled over at 59th Avenue.

The driver, Gabriel Hernandez, 36, appeared to be intoxicated, according to DPS. When asked how much he had to drink that night, he responded "enough," court records say.

Hernandez, who was driving on a suspended license, had a BAC level of .13 and a bag of "Uncle Herb's cherry drops" in his car, DPS said. The drops are cough drops containing marijuana.

Troopers say Hernandez fell asleep in the patrol vehicle on the way to jail.

He has been charged with aggravated DUI.