40-Year-Old Wrong-way Driver Arrested after Traffic Accident near Milepost 150

BUCKEYE, AZ (June 13, 2023) – Thursday night, police arrested Joshua Allen after causing a wrong-way collision on State Route 85.

The incident happened on June 8th at around 10:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes of State Route 85 near milepost 150.

According to the Buckeye police, they spotted the wrong-way vehicle heading south in the northbound lanes and struck a police cruiser and a DPS SUV.

Furthermore, the wrong-way vehicle came to a stop upon hitting the patrol vehicles. One trooper and 40-year-old Allen were both injured as a result of the collision.

Consequently, both were transported to the hospital for treatment and they have been released since.

Following the incident, Allen was booked into Maricopa County Jail with felony charges including aggravated DUI, aggravated assault, and endangerment.

Also, the crash blocked the northbound lanes of SR-85 during the duration of the incident but it since reopened.

Unsafely changing lanes is one of the top causes of vehicle accidents. Always use your turn signals before switching lanes. Only change one lane at a time as other drivers on the road are unaware of your intentions. Furthermore, follow the speed limit and maintain your speed while changing lanes.

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