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PHOENIX -- A driver was taken into custody Thursday after going in the wrong direction on a highway east of the Valley.

KTAR's Detour Dan said the vehicle, described as a Lexus with a New Mexico license plate, reached speeds in excess of 100 mph on the U.S. 60. The vehicle was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes.

"We had DPS set up ... for spikes, but he didn't make it that far," said Lt. Keith Thompson with the Gila County Sheriff's Office. "He actually turned of the roadway and we conducted a felony stop on him and got him detained."

The arrest of 18-year-old Sabain Winsor was made near the town of Superior, Ariz.

Two police departments had warrants out on Winsor.

The vehicle was first spotted traveling southbound in a northbound lane on State Route 188, where the driver made a U-turn and headed the wrong way.

U.S. 60 was closed in both directions during the chase. It was reopened a short time later.

No injuries were reported.

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