Montpelier police stop wrong-way driver on Interstate 89

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MONTPELIER — A wrong-way driver was arrested late Wednesday night after Montpelier Police Department officers and Vermont State Police troopers intercepted the vehicle on Interstate 89.

At 10:47 p.m. on May 2, authorities were alerted to a driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 89, approaching the Montpelier exit.

Sergeant Michael Philbrick and Corporal Jonathan Bullard of the Montpelier Police Department, along with assisting Vermont State Police, responded to the call.

Law enforcement was able to get ahead of the offending vehicle near mile marker 47 in Berlin, stopping oncoming traffic to prevent possible collisions.

The driver, who showed signs of alcohol impairment, failed to yield to the officers’ emergency lights and sirens but was eventually stopped and processed roadside.

The Vermont State Police arrested the individual on suspicion of DUI and gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Fortunately, no collisions or injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

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