Trooper successfully intercepts wrong way DUI driver on I-80 at MM 107
DPS Incident Notification 7746 (Crash – DPS Involved / Initial Information / Sent: 02-16-2020 23:41)
Section: 4 // District: C
Location: I-80 West milepost 107
Mile Post: 107
Travel Direction: West
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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