Trooper Stopping Wrong-Way Driver Reminiscent of Video From 5 Years Ago [VIDEO]
A dashcam video from nearly 5 years ago shows a Trooper using his car to stop a wrong-way driver, much like the case this week in Sabbatus.
Trooper Lee Vanadestine used his cruiser Monday night to force a wrong-way driver into the guardrail. The driver, 67-year-old Steven Burns of Augusta, told Troopers he became confused when he got on I-95 and had driven about 4 miles in the wrong direction. So far, no charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation.
The case is reminiscent of one on July 1st, 2012 in Portland. In that instance, Trooper Doug Cropper put his cruiser in front of a wrong-way driver, in order to stop him. The Portland Press Herald reported that the driver, 88-year-old Kenneth Gill of Scarborough told Troopers he was on his way to pay his water bill and, when he realized that he was going the wrong way, tried to get off but couldn't find an exit.
Cropper had his dashcam on and recorded dramatic video of his trip to Tukey's Bridge in Portland and the impact of being hit by the other car. We're happy to report that no one was seriously hurt in either situation.