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Arizona authorities stop 2 wrong-way drivers on same day

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Public Safety said authorities stopped two wrong-way drivers early Monday.

Around 2:40 a.m., a driver was reported going south in northbound Loop 101 lanes at Bell Road.

Troopers traveling north on the freeway saw a Toyota Tundra approaching them in the HOV lane and avoided a collision.

The Tundra then exited the freeway, DPS said, and troopers followed it to Northern Avenue and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. No one was injured.

Around the same time, a Buckeye Valley Fire Department ambulance stopped a wrong-way driver, DPS said.

The vehicle had been going north in southbound State Route 85 lanes, south of Interstate 10, around 2:55 a.m.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI.

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