August 31, 2015
By Sarah Cassi
A drunken driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 78 early Sunday morning was stopped by another driver, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Pennsylvania State Police say a man drove the wrong way on Interstate 78 early Sunday morning. (Lehighvalleylive.com file photo)
Troopers with the Fogelsville barracks said they were called at about 3:07 a.m. for a driver traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-78 in the Upper Macungie Township portion of the highway.
Troopers saw the offending vehicle, but the driver, whom police did not identify, did not stop, state police said.
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A commercial vehicle traveling on I-78 East, saw the wrong-way driver and maneuvered the commercial vehicle to stop the oncoming vehicle, police said.
The driver, a 44-year-old man, appeared intoxicated and was taken to Lehigh County Jail to be processed, state police said. Charges of DUI and reckless endangerment will be filed pending blood-alcohol test results, state police said.