Wrong-way driver involved in February crash had .238 BAC, surrenders to DPS

Wrong-way driver with .238 BAC surrenders to DPS
Wrong-way driver with .238 BAC surrenders to DPS
Posted at 9:32 AM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 20:17:11-04

A wrong-way driver responsible for a crash in February surrendered to Arizona Department of Public Safety officials on Tuesday. 

According to DPS, 26-year-old Shane Hidalgo ofScottsdale,was driving in the wrong direction of trafficalong the Loop 101 near Guadalupe Road when he caused two separate crashes involving a total of five vehicles and injuring four people, including himself.

He was hospitalized with serious injuries and laboratory results later concluded that his blood-alcohol content was a .238, almost three times Arizona’s presumptive limit, at the time of the crash.

Hidalgo turned himself into DPS headquarters and was arrested. He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, four counts of criminal damage, three counts of endangerment, super-extreme DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.