MCSO: Deputies nearly hit by DUI driver in Phoenix

MCSO: Deputies nearly hit by DUI driver in Phoenix
Posted at 11:47 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 14:47:52-04

Deputies investigating a DUI crash were nearly struck by another DUI driver. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said in the early morning hours of July 1 they were investigating a DUI rollover crash on Interstate 17 near Jomax Road. 

As they were talking with one driver, a car came from the dirt shoulder at about 50 miles per hour, forcing deputies to move out of the way. 

The vehicle, driven by 45-year-old Fiona Behan, struck the car next to the deputies. 

Behan allegedly kept her foot on the gas and was trying to escape after hitting the car, until a deputy reached into the car and pulled the key from the ignition. 

MCSO said Behan, who was driving on a suspended license, was arrested and blew a .280 on the breathalyzer. 

She has been charged with Aggravated DUI and multiple counts of endangerment.