Wrong-way Collision and Accidents as of December 26, 2011

This week’s wrong-way driver accidents taking place across the world but especially on interstate highways in America are an eclectic blend of mania and drunk driving. States included in this issue are Ohio (US Route 30, cause not mentioned); Idaho Falls, Idaho (Drunk driving, .266, 8-year prison sentence, I-15); San Antonio, Texas (I-37, intoxication manslaughter charge, another story); San Antonio, Texas another report with video; San Antonio, Texas (IH-10, reason unstated); Hampton, Virginia (I-64, multiple fatalities, alcohol alleged to have played a factor); Suffolk County, New York (Route 25, Veterans Memorial Highway, charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs is alleged; another story link indicating blood alcohol level was 0.20 on a 0.08 legal limit); (I-64, two students killed, see above Hampton, Virginia wrong-way crash); Forest Park, Missouri (St. Louis KSDK, fatality, St. Louis Metropolitan Police raw video); Van Wert, Ohio (U.S. 30 car drove from Indiana into Ohio, cause unknown); Glasgow, Scotland (M-8, alcohol involved, fatality); Chippewa County, Wisconsin (I-29, intoxication issue described in news article); and another story on the I-37 crash out of Texas.

Almost without exception alcohol, with very high levels was a substantial factor.
Ireland - There is an interesting story from December 26, 2011 about drivers fearing wrong-way drivers on a certain section of a brand new interstate highway west of Dungannon and Belfast in Ireland.
Wrong-way driver hits car, kills woman
San Antonio Express
Investigator Brandon Campbell with the San Antonio Police Department said a woman died after her car was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 37 near Jones Avenue about 4:18 am Saturday. The woman, in her early 40s, was driving south in a PT ...
Wrong-way driver arrested for OWI
Chippewa Herald
By THE HERALD Chippewa.com | Posted: Monday, December 5, 2011 3:55 pm | (0) Comments A snowplow driver noticed him first. Two Lake Hallie police officers then responded to track down the driver going the wrong way on Highway 29 on a snowy night. ...
Wrong-way driver, speeder charged with DWI
Newsday
Click here Wrong-way driver, speeder charged with DWI Originally published: December 9, 2011 5:54 PM Updated: December 9, 2011 10:13 PM By ELLEN YAN [email protected] A wrong-way driver and another driver who said he fell asleep with his car going ...
Police: Wrong way driver kills woman
KSAT San Antonio
A woman on a goodwill mission to help another driver was hit and killed by a man going the wrong way on I-37 just east of downtown on Saturday, said San Antonio police. Police received the call for a wrong way driver around 4:15 am for a driver heading ...
Fatality fears over wrong way drivers
Belfast Newsletter
“Unfortunately, further incidents of 'wrong way driving' on the dual carriageway have continued to occur. “The department is in the process of conducting a final safety audit to assess the issue and to identify any further measures that may be required ...
Wrong-way M8 driver killed woman
BBC News
A drink-driver killed a charity worker after going down the wrong side of a motorway for a mile, a court has heard. The High Court in Glasgow was told Ross Parker ploughed into Margo Boulazreg's Fiat on the M8 in the city as she took her son to a night ...
Wrong-way driver stopped north of Van Wert
Times Bulletin
VAN WERT - The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Van Wert Post is investigating a wrong-way driver who drove from Indiana into Ohio on US 30 using the westbound lanes on Saturday. At 5:05 pm, the Patrol received a call reporting a wrong-way driver crossing ...
Wrongway driver dies in Forest Park crash
KSDK
The car was torn apart and the driver died while rescuers were trying to get him out. About 2700 homes in the area lost power after the crash. A police car was also hit while working the accident, but no one was injured in that crash.
Police: I-37 wrong-way driver smashes into PT Cruiser
KENS 5 TV
by KENS 5 Staff A wrong-way driver near downtown San Antonio slammed into a car, almost killing the passenger officers say. According to authorities, the driver of a red Chevy Cavalier was heading northbound in the southbound lanes of I-37 Saturday ...
Newport News man accused in wrong way crash released from hospital
Daily Press
By Ashley Kelly, [email protected] | 757-247-4778 HAMPTON — A Newport News man who police say was driving the wrong way on I-64 Sunday before a fatal crash that killed two Christopher Newport University students was released from the hospital ...
Police Report: Forging Stolen Checks, Wrong Way Driver ...
The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Second person dies after head-on crash | WAVY.com | Hampton, Va.
Wrong way driver results in crash on I-64 West, east of the Harpersville Road overpass (Photos courtesy: Virginia State Police). Jesse Evans. According to information from Newport News General District Court, Jesse Evans has other pending ...
wrong-way driver slams into 18-wheeler|WOAI: San Antonio News
Traffic backed up for miles after a wrong-way driver crashed head-on with an 18- wheeler. It happened on IH-10 near Callaghan around 8:00pm Friday.
Police: Wrong way driver kills woman | News - Home
A woman on a goodwill mission to help another driver is hit and killed by a man going the wrong way on I-37 just east of downtown, said San Antonio police.
Police: I-37 wrong-way driver smashes into PT Cruiser | kens5.com ...
A wrong-way driver near downtown San Antonio slammed into a car, almost killing the passenger officers say. According to authorities, the driver of a red Chevy ...
Wrong way driver gets 8 years for DUI, injury to child | KTVB.COM ...
IDAHO FALLS -- A Blackfoot man has been sentenced to up to 8 years in prison for felony drunken driving after prosecutors said he drove down the wrong side ...
Wrong way driver stopped on U.S. 30, patrol, wert, state - Local ...
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