MESA, AZ (3TV/ CBS 5)-- A pickup truck caused some frightening moments for drivers on the US 60 in Mesa Wednesday night.

Troopers first received reports of the wrong-way vehicle near Crismon Road just before 10 p.m.

Traffic cameras from the Arizona Department of Transportation showed the silver truck going westbound in the eastbound lanes near Sossaman Road in Mesa.

[WATCH: Video of wrong-way driver on US 60 in Mesa]

A few seconds later, Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers were seen on camera pulling the truck over near Power Road with help from a Mesa air unit.

DPS said the wrong-way driver, identified as 66-year-old Edward Sandoval, was arrested for aggravated DUI and at least 15 counts of endangerment.

 


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Wayne kenoff

Daddy and obeylaws, get your uncle

nutsplash

It's Joseph Smith he is coming back to Earth to locate his people.

ObeyLaws

Well, he was in Mesa so he was in the right place to find them.

Shredder

Now that is funny, ObeyLaws!

andthesurveysays

Attempted murder. That's what this was. Plain and simple.

Shredder

How does this happen? Especially on the 60?

Daddy

Shredd - It makes no sense. It's really easy to get on the freeway going in the right direction. It's awkward and not as easy to get on a freeway driving in the wrong direction.

Shredder

Daddy, you are correct... you have to go down the on ramp the wrong way... it seems like it would take a ton of extra effort and forethought. Most of these offenders look like they can't navigate their way out of a paper bag on their heads. Hmmm, now I've got an idea! LOL

Dean

Need to start charging wrong way drivers with attempted first degree murder. Why not? After all I would be charged with that if I were to start shooting a gun at random, and this is a lot more dangerous than shooting a gun.

Amico

well I guess Arizona need to build better their freeway since the Wrong-way is happening so often

LovesNatch

Say that again?

Daddy

Naaaaatch love.

Wazoolie

Back to Mexico, pendejo.

Daddy

Ami - The freeways haven't changed it's driver behavior that has changed. These freeways were in place long before the recent epidemic of Arizona drivers driving the wrong way on them.

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