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Wrong-way driver stopped along Interstate 10 near Queen Creek Road

Posted at 4:42 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 09:01:05-05

A wrong-way driver was stopped along Interstate 10 just south of the Phoenix metro area early Tuesday morning.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, initial calls for the wrong-way driver came in around 2:10 a.m. A red Chevrolet Camaro was reportedly headed westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic.

Within a minute of the original call, the driver pulled onto the shoulder near Queen Creek Road and was found asleep at the wheel by Gila River police.

The driver, 39-year-old Jorge Pantonja Dominguez of Tucson was taken into custody and booked into jail for aggravated DUI.

Fortunately, no collisions or injuries were reported during the incident.