DPS Roadside Motor Assistance

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DPS Roadside Motor Assistance patrols our Valley freeways day and night looking for drivers in distress. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) DPS Roadside Motor Assistance patrols our Valley freeways day and night looking for drivers in distress. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Got a flat tire? No worries, they can change it. Radiator overheating? They have water to cool it down. If you run out of gas, they've got enough to get you to the closest station. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Got a flat tire? No worries, they can change it. Radiator overheating? They have water to cool it down. If you run out of gas, they've got enough to get you to the closest station. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

DPS Roadside Motor Assistance patrols our Valley freeways day and night looking for drivers in distress.

"It rumbled and then I looked down and was like holy cow I’m out of gas. I called 911 and DPS showed up and probably saved my life," said Mark Staple.

Got a flat tire? No worries, they can change it. Radiator overheating? They have water to cool it down. If you run out of gas, they've got enough to get you to the closest station.

"We carry jacks, water, basic hand tools, traffic control devices like cones and flares," said Mike Fry of DPS.

In the summer, DPS estimates they stop about 30 to 40 times a day for stranded drivers. With temperatures in the triple digits, they make sure they have plenty of water.

"We carry usually two to three cases of bottled water in our trucks," said Fry.

Handing them out to everyone they help and drivers are grateful.

"Hopefully, their day will get better," said Fry. 

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An award-winning journalist, Ashlee has worn many hats in her career, one-woman-band, executive producer, anchor, reporter and morning traffic reporter. However, her main focus and passion is weather.

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