Watch: Wrong-way driver on I-10 in Avondale stopped with grappler

Traffic cameras caught Arizona troopers using a grappler to stop a driver on Interstate 10 in Avondale on Thursday night.

First responders responded to a call just after 9 p.m. on Dec. 29 about an alleged wrong-way driver near I-10 and 99th Avenue.

According to the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety, the driver self-corrected, but then took off and refused to pull over.

The driver was eventually stopped near I-10 and Avondale Boulevard, with a patrol vehicle using a grappler to stop the car.

At one point, the suspect could be seen spinning their tires in an apparent attempt to get away.

More troopers would eventually arrive and box the driver in.

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Sadie Kelly, allegedly resisted arrest and had to be pulled from her car.

DPS said Kelly's three small children were found unhurt in the vehicle and were released to their father.

According to court documents, Kelly admitted she knew she was driving the wrong way on the freeway with her kids in the car.

"Kelly stated she knew that she was stopped by law enforcement and fled due to her believing the troopers were corrupt," read a portion of the court documents.

Kelly was arrested and booked into jail. She is accused of DUI, aggravated DUI wrong way, resisting arrest and unlawful flight.

The westbound exit ramps were closed at Avondale Boulevard due to the investigation.

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Arizona troopers used a grappler device to stop 32-year-old Sadie Kelly, who was allegedly driving the wrong way along Interstate 10 in Avondale on Dec. 29.

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