DPS: Impaired wrong-way driver in custody following rollover on Loop 101 in Chandler

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Suspect Daniel Bermudez, 27, suffered minor injuries. (Source: MCSO, ADOT and 3TV/CBS 5) Suspect Daniel Bermudez, 27, suffered minor injuries. (Source: MCSO, ADOT and 3TV/CBS 5)
Mugshot of suspect Daniel Bermudez, 27.  (Source: MCSO) Mugshot of suspect Daniel Bermudez, 27. (Source: MCSO)
The wrong-way driver suffered minor injuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The wrong-way driver suffered minor injuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The westbound Loop 202 to northbound Loop 101 transition ramp was blocked because of the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The westbound Loop 202 to northbound Loop 101 transition ramp was blocked because of the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a wrong-way crash on the Loop 101 in Chandler early Monday morning.

DPS said they originally received reports of a wrong-way driver driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the Loop 101 at Guadalupe Road.

The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Daniel Bermudez

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Shortly after, callers reported a crash near the Loop 101 at Chandler Boulevard.

DPS said the wrong-way driver lost control and rolled the vehicle after hitting the wall. Bermudez suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.

DPS said impairment was involved in the crash.

According to court documents, Bermudez "exhibited bloodshot watery eyes, slurred, thick speech and trouble standing without swaying."

In the probable cause statement, DPS said Bermudez admitted he had been out and had "approximately 3 (sic) drinks before getting in his car and trying to drive home."

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The westbound Loop 202 to northbound Loop 101 transition ramp was blocked because of the crash. It has since reopened.

Bermudez was later arrested and was booked at the Fourth Avenue jail.

The suspect is facing two counts of DUI. 

The crash remains under investigation.

[PDF: Daniel Bermudez's court documents]

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