Good Day Sacramento reports that a wrong-way driver has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 early Wednesday morning.
According to a statement made by the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office, 911 dispatchers began receiving calls at approximately 2:40 a.m. of a motorist heading the wrong way near County Road 6.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the reports and found a 49-year-old male driver in a vehicle from Washington State. The car was in gear, but the foot of the unconscious driver was on the brake pedal.
The California Highway Patrol also responded to the scene to assist Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies.
Sheriff’s deputies knocked on the window and awakened the driver, and the vehicle began moving forward. Deputies chased the car on foot and were able to open the driver’s side door and remove him from the vehicle.
Deputies managed to stop the car and turned off the engine. After a series of field sobriety tests, the unidentified driver was placed under arrest by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI and attempting to evade law enforcement officers.
No further information was made available at the time of the report. The incident is currently under investigation.