Wrong Way Driver Stopped and Arrested Safely on I-395
On February 11, 2019, at approximately 2100 hours, Troop D received an emergency 9-1-1 call regarding a possible wrong-way driver traveling northbound in the southbound portion of Interstate 395 in the Town of Thompson. Troopers immediately began saturating the area for this vehicle. Troop D received information that this vehicle had self-corrected itself, and was now driving south in the southbound portion of I-395, however was traveling at varying speeds and could not maintain its lane. Troopers were able to catch up and initiate a traffic stop on the 2018 Yellow Dodge Challenger which was being operated by JIOVANN ALVARENGA of Worcester, MA. ALVARENGA failed Field Sobriety Tests and admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages at Mario’s Show Place in Webster.He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, Failure to Drive in the Proper Lane, Driving the Wrong-Way on a Limited Access Highway, Illegal Entry onto a Limited Access Highway, Improper U-Turn, Improper Signal. He was issued a $500.00 cash bond and is to appear at the Danielson Superior Court on February 21, 2019.
Source: Troop D QLTF Facebook Page