Troopers stop wrong-way driver after Valley freeway chase

- Troopers have stopped a wrong-way driver following a freeway chase that began in Phoenix and ended in Mesa.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety tells FOX 10 that the incident began at about 3 a.m. in Phoenix when 25-year-old Megan Melanson began driving southbound in the northbound lanes of State Route 51 near Thomas Road.

DPS says Melanson then exited the freeway near Sky Harbor International Airport and got back on the freeway and headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of US 60. Troopers deployed stop sticks and she was stopped near Alma School Road in Mesa.

Melanson faces DUI and aggravated assault charges.


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