SAN ANTONIO -

A teen driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he was spotted headed the wrong way on Loop 410, San Antonio police said.

Police said the driver, identified as 19-year-old Nicholas Vidaurri, was initially reported going the wrong way around 2 a.m. Wednesday near 410 and San Pedro Avenue.

Police said the suspect drove the wrong way for miles and narrowly missed eight other cars on the highway including a San Antonio Police officer who looking for the car.

"Our officer actually had a close call in catching up to this person, it was a near miss," said Sgt. Javier Salazar. "It could have been much worse than it was."

The suspect was finally pulled over near Medina Base Road and taken into custody. Salazar said Vidaurri faces several charges including DWI.

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