Man Drives 17 Miles On Wrong Side Of Interstate
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Police said a man drove 17 miles in the wrong direction on a Pennsylvania interstate before being pulled over.
State police said the Florida man appeared confused when he was stopped early Tuesday while driving west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80.
The trooper who pursued the SUV said the driver had a can of beer on the console and was slurring his words.
The trooper told the Centre Daily Times that when he told the driver that he had traveled 17 miles in the wrong direction, somehow managing to avoid head-on collisions with 60 to 80 vehicles, the driver seemed confused.
The trooper told the paper that the driver said, "What do you mean?"
State police were called early Tuesday morning about an SUV traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-80 at mile marker 156. A trooper said he came upon the driver at mile marker 141.
Police said John William Fisher Jr.'s blood alcohol content was measured at .216 -- nearly three times the legal limit. He was arraigned on charges including driving under the influence, and jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail.