DPS: Wrong-way driver on Loop 101 stopped, in custody in Chandler

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DPS troopers stopped the wrong-way driver on the Loop 101 and Ray Road. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) DPS troopers stopped the wrong-way driver on the Loop 101 and Ray Road. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has a wrong-way driver in custody after stopping him on the Loop 101 in Chandler early Monday morning.

DPS notified troopers on the police scanner of a potential wrong-way driver on the Loop 101 around 2:45 a.m.

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Just after, Chandler police found the wrong-way driver heading southbound in the northbound lanes on the Loop 101 near Ray Road.

Officers safely stopped the driver in the HOV lane and placed him in custody. DPS did not say if the driver was impaired or what charges they might face.

[RELATED: DPS investigating wrong-way crash on Loop 202 in Chandler]

The vehicle has since been moved off the highway.

This wrong-way incident comes one day after a wrong-way crash in Chandler near the Loop 202 and Dobson Road.

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