Motorist hits wall while swerving to avoid wrong-way vehicle on Interstate 17 in north Phoenix


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PHOENIX — Authorities say a motorist suffered minor injuries while swerving to avoid a wrong-way driver on Interstate 17 early Friday morning.

The state Department of Public Safety says the motorist's vehicle struck a wall after the motorist swerved to avoid the wrong-way vehicle.

The DPS says the wrong-way vehicle was stopped at Bethany Home Road by DPS and Phoenix Police Department officers.

According to DPS, the wrong-way driver was taken to a hospital and impairment has not been ruled out. Identities were not released.

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