PV Police arrest wrong-way driver on Highway 69
Driver had blood on him, car; admitted to smoking meth
On July 29, at about 3:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Police officers responded to several reports of a reckless wrong way driver travelling at excessive speeds eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.
Officers located the vehicle at the intersection of Highway 69 and Glassford Hill Road, where the driver was seen still driving recklessly, running red lights and failing to yield, according to the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD).
Officers turned on their emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver ignored the officers.
As the vehicle was approaching Sundog Ranch Road, the officers turned off their lights and sirens. At this time, the suspect suddenly pulled over at the intersection of Highway 69 and Victorian Estates.
Officers arrested Kyle Elliott Abrams, 33, of Prescott, and noted there was blood on him and on the car, PVPD reported. Abrams admitted to smoking meth Saturday night, and said he thought people were following him on the highway.
He told officers the blood came from running through the “woods” behind Costco.
Abrams was booked into the Yavapai County jail on charges of endangerment, unlawful flight from law enforcement, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies. Additional charges included misdemeanor reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs.