CHANDLER — A wrong-way driver is accused of causing two crashes that closed the I-10 on-ramp at L-202 San Tan Freeway for several hours early Saturday morning, according to the Chandler Police Department and the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
According to Chandler police, the wrong-way driver, whose identity was not immediately available, caused a crash at the Ray Road/I-10 interchange. As Chandler police responded to the crash at Ray Road, the wrong-way driver continued to travel eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10.
The driver then allegedly caused a second crash, which DPS responded to.
Chandler police say DPS arrested the wrong-way driver for driving under the influence.
According to DPS, at least one person was hurt and transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
This is the second wrong-way driver apprehended in two days, and the fifth wrong-way driving incident to occur in August:
- August 13, 2019: Wrong-way crash closes I-17 NB near Carefree Hwy for several hours
- August 14, 2019: DPS: Wrong-way driver on I-10, L-202 in custody for impairment
- August 15, 2019: PD: Wrong-way driver stopped on I-17 at Indian School, impairment suspected
- August 23, 2019: Wrong-way driver with child in car stopped near I-10 and Elliot