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Wrong-Way Driver Jailed, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

OAKHURST – An Arizona man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies seized a stolen vehicle in Oakhurst.

During a routine patrol check near Oakhurst Park shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy Miguel Hernandez spotted a black colored Mazda with the trunk up and feet sticking out.

The car came back reported stolen out of Arizona.

A man lying inside the car was identified as Terry Lee Howard, 22, of Page, Arizona.

Howard claimed he borrowed the car and headed to San Francisco to find work, but a wrong route took him to Oakhurst instead.

The wrong-way driver was transported to Madera County Department of Corrections where he remains jailed with bail set at $10,000.

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