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Trooper successfully intercepts wrong way DUI driver on I-80 at MM 107

Tuesday February 25, 2020

DPS Incident Notification 7746 (Crash – DPS Involved / Initial Information / Sent: 02-16-2020  23:41)

Section: 4 // District: C

Date: 02-16-2020

Time: 22:49

Location: I-80 West milepost 107

Mile Post: 107

Travel Direction: West

Initial Description:
        On February 16, 2020 at approximately 2249 hours, dispatch advised of a wrong way vehicle on I-80 at milepost 104.  The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.  A UHP Trooper started a slow down as he came into the general area of where the vehicle was suspected to be. As he was getting the traffic in the area slowed down, he noticed the vehicle crest a small hill and a curve ahead.  The vehicle was traveling at slower speeds but was not stopping.  The trooper moved to the right shoulder and then turned into the rear of the vehicle to stop the vehicle from continuing wrong way. Minor damage was caused to both vehicles. No injuries were sustained. The wrong way driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Below is a copy of the Trooper’s dash cam video showing the intercept.

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Joe Dougherty
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Department of Public Safety
JDOUGHERTY@UTAH.GOV

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