DPS: Wrong-way driver stopped on I-10 in Tucson


3/31/15 - A suspected impaired driver going the wrong way on Interstate 10 was arrested early Tuesday after his car was pinned in a median by an Arizona Department of Public Safety patrolman in Tucson.

Nathan Scott, 34, of Tucson, was arrested after he tried to flee and was booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, endangerment and criminal damage, a DPS spokesman said.

Citizens reported seeing a vehicle traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-10 just after midnight near the Sunset Road on-ramp, the spokesman said.

A DPS officer saw the vehicle coming towards him and tried to stop it by blocking the two inside lanes of I-10, the spokesman said, but the driver was able to get past the officer and continued east.
A second officer made a turn in front of the wrong-way vehicle, but the driver stopped, turned around and tried to flee, the spokesman said.

A third officer used his patrol vehicle to push the vehicle into a center median and pinned it against a concrete barrier, causing it to stop.

Scott got out and tried to run, but was quickly taken into custody, the spokesman said.
Officers suspected the Scott was impaired, the spokesman said.

No other information was available.