Suspected drunken driver going more than 125 mph at time of crash, authorities say
PHOENIX (Arizona’s family/Gray News) - Authorities in Arizona say a man is facing charges after crashing into several cars while suspected of driving under the influence.
Arizona’s Family reports the crash happened around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday on Loop 202 when a Honda Accord was traveling at more than 125 mph on the highway.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the vehicle smashed into three cars before ricocheting off a wall and overturning near the 52nd Street exit.
Traffic cameras near the scene showed traffic being diverted off the highway while the crash scene was being investigated.
Authorities said a 19-year-old was behind the wheel of the Honda. He was hospitalized after the crash and expected to be booked into jail once released.
The public safety department said the 19-year-old is facing DUI, criminal damage and endangerment charges.
Another driver suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the department.
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