DPS trooper crashes on the freeway to stop a wrong-way driver in Tempe

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper made a bold and courageous decision to stop a wrong-way driver who was driv...

August 22, 2022
2:20 AM

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper made a bold and courageous decision to stop a wrong-way driver who was driving on the Loop 101 in Tempe early Sunday morning.According to DPS, around 2 a.m., a trooper spotted the driver of a red Cadillac heading southbound on the northbound lanes of the Loop 101 between Guadalupe and Baseline roads. Making a split-second decision, the trooper intercepted using his unmarked SUV, crashing head-on to bring the vehicle to a stop.

Peter Valencia