SALT LAKE CITY — Video released by the Utah Highway Patrol shows a trooper ramming into a wrong-way driver on Interstate 15 morning before they collided with other motorists.
Dashcam video below shows the moment Trooper Henson collides with a wrong-day driver
At 4:18 a.m. Sunday, troopers responded to the report of a red SUV traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at 600 South.
Trooper Devin Henson spotted the vehicle near 4500 South and made an attempt to stop it on the highway. The driver of the SUV tried to swerve around the patrol car, but the front of Henson’s car made contact with the driver’s side of the SUV, bringing it to a stop.
Henson received minor injuries in the crash and was treated and released from a local hospital, while the driver of the wrong-way vehicle was arrested and booked into jail for suspicion of DUI.
Governor Spencer Cox tweeted out praise for Trooper Henson’s quick actions and bravery which no doubt saved lives this morning.
UHP troopers have stopped 29 wrong-way vehicles so far in 2022. Last year, they located 158 wrong-way drivers in Utah.