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Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI after video shows near miss on I-215 in Murray

Posted at 6:40 AM, Nov 16, 2018

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah -- A man was arrested for DUI Friday morning, and a dash cam on a Fox 13 vehicle captured a near miss as he drove the wrong way on I-215.

Fox 13's Arron Healy was traveling eastbound on I-215 on his way to cover a fire in Cottonwood Heights when he spotted the wrong-way driver coming directly toward him. He pulled to the right side of the road and called 911, which troopers said was the right move.

Dash cam video from Healy's vehicle shows the driver cruising westbound at highway speeds in the eastbound lanes.

The Utah Highway Patrol later caught up with the man on I-15, where he was going southbound in the northbound lanes in the area of 3300 South in Salt Lake County.

Troopers used an "intervention technique" to disable the wrong-way driver's vehicle. That trooper suffered a minor injury.

The suspect vehicle sustained damage but the driver was not injured.

UHP states the man was arrested and had a BAC of .148, well above the legal limit of .08.