PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona state trooper says he was just trying to keep everyone safe when he used his SUV as a barricade to stop a wrong-way vehicle on Interstate 17.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1OBOFQr ) that it is the third time trooper Jeremy Barr has collided with a wrong-way driver during his dozen or so years with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
DPS Director Frank Milstead describes the 36-year-old trooper’s actions as “heroic.” The director says Barr turned his patrol SUV in front of the vehicle and stopped it by pushing it into a rock ledge.
Barr is now recovering from fractured and herniated disks at his home in the Prescott area.
He says he was just trying to take care of business in a job that is inherently dangerous.
Information from: The Arizona Republic,http://www.azcentral.com
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