State troopers had to get around morning rush hour traffic to nab a wrong way driver Tuesday. D-P-S Spokesman Quintin Mehr says a woman was heading west on eastbound Interstate 10 near 51st Avenue at the height of rush hour at 7:30 in the emergency lane. Eventually, she stopped

momentarily at the Dysart Road on-ramp. Meanwhile, D-P-S did not engage in a high-speed chase, but lay low, as is the practice in road pursuits.

Mehr says, after leaving the off-ramp, the woman returned to eastbound 10, this time,  going in the right direction. That’s when troopers then spiked her tires and followed up by boxing in her car on the side of the freeway, where she was arrested.

No one was hurt. No word yet on whether the driver was impaired.

–Barbara Villa

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