Kaysville officer stops wrong-way driver on I-15
Apr 15, 2022, 5:44 AM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 1:24 pm
FARMINGTON, Utah — A wrong-way driver was stopped by an officer with the Kaysville Police Department and taken into custody on suspicion of DUI Friday morning.
Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said the vehicle was driving northbound in the southbound lanes and state troopers believe the vehicle entered Interstate 15 in the Salt Lake area.
State troopers tried to intercept the vehicle, but they were unsuccessful. Further north, a Kaysville officer was able to stop the wrong-way car.
Breaking Overnight: Another wrong-way driver, this time on I-15 near Farmington. A Kaysville officer crashed into the vehicle to stop it. Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to UHP. @KSL5TV #utah #ksltv #localnews pic.twitter.com/Md7UwZHOmc
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Kaysville PD Lt. Thompson said the officer was taken to an area hospital as a precaution due to the high speed of the crash, but it appeared he only suffered minor injuries.
Roden said the driver of the wrong-way car was arrested on suspicion of DUI, and he did not suffer any injuries in the crash.
Both lanes of southbound I-15 were closed while emergency crews were on scene, but they have since reopened.