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Wrong-way driver stopped on SR-51 near Bell Road Thursday

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Posted at 4:53 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 06:53:03-05

PHOENIX — A driver is facing charges after going the wrong-way on State Route 51.

Around 3:00 a.m. Thursday, an Arizona Department of Safety trooper spotted a vehicle going southbound in the northbound lanes of SR-51.

Officials say the trooper made minor contact with the front of the vehicle near Bell Road before it came to a stop.

The driver then stepped out of the vehicle and was taken into custody.

Further details haven't been released.