Wrong Way Driver Stopped Safely on I-395 After 17 Mile Drive
Just after 1:30 in the morning on January 26, 2019, Troop D in Danielson started receiving calls reporting an SUV traveling the wrong way on I-395 North in in the area of the rest area on the highway in Plainfield. Troopers located the driver, identified as 37 Kory Langan of Columbus, Nebraska, as he was still driving south in the northbound lane. Langan’s SUV almost hit multiple State Police cruisers. As the vehicle approached exit 18, a Trooper was able to deploy “stop sticks” and successfully deflated 3 of Langan’s tires, but the SUV continued to move south, just at a slower pace. A Trooper was able to get in front of Langan and stopped him only as Langan’s SUV hit the cruiser. There was no damage to the police cruiser.
Langan was taken into custody without incident and taken to Troop E in Montville where he was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving the wrong way on a divided highway, Failure to obey the signal of an officer, and Reckless endangerment. Langan was released on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwich Superior Court on February 12, 2019. Langan drove approximately 17 miles in the wrong direction on I-395 without striking any other vehicles before being stopped safely by Troopers. Langan was stopped by exit 24 in Griswold