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Updated Jul 11, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Teen driver arrested for going wrong way on US 60

PHOENIX — A driver was taken into custody Thursday after going in the wrong direction on a highway east of the Valley.

KTAR’s Detour Dan said the vehicle, described as a Lexus with a New Mexico license plate, reached speeds in excess of 100 mph on the U.S. 60. The vehicle was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes.

“We had DPS set up … for spikes, but he didn’t make it that far,” said Lt. Keith Thompson with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office. “He actually turned of the roadway and we conducted a felony stop on him and got him detained.”

The arrest of 18-year-old Sabain Winsor was made near the town of Superior, Ariz.

Two police departments had warrants out on Winsor.

The vehicle was first spotted traveling southbound in a northbound lane on State Route 188, where the driver made a U-turn and headed the wrong way.

U.S. 60 was closed in both directions during the chase. It was reopened a short time later.

No injuries were reported.


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