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Alleged drunk driver arrested for driving wrong-way on Loop 375

Alleged drunk driver arrested for driving wrong-way on Loop 375
Courtesy EPCSO
CrimeBeat
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 4:14pm

El Paso Sheriff's Deputies arrested an underage man for allegedly driving while intoxicated and getting on Loop 375 going the wrong-way early Saturday morning.

EPCSO responded to a call of a vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Loop 375 near Mile Marker 44, near Rojas. Deputies spotted a gray Toyota 4Runner on Loop 375 and tried to stop it. The 4Runner reportedly almost crashed into several cars before the driver finally stopped about Mile Maker 27, after the Spur 601 exit.

The driver of the 4Runner, 20-year-old Patrick Ballester, was determined to be driving under the influence and was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ballester was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on bonds totaling $1,300.

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