CENTERVILLE, Utah — A wrong-way driver was stopped after traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 in Centerville on Monday.
The Utah Highway Patrol said it had received a call of a vehicle heading the wrong way on SR-89 in Farmington before driving on to I-15. Troopers were unsuccessful in stopping the driver after hitting the Honda twice, but a Centerville police officer eventually stopped the vehicle as it attempted to exit at Parrish Lane just after 3 p.m.
No injuries or accidents were caused by the incident, and the driver was taken into custody and faces suspected DUI charges. The exit to northbound I-15 was shutdown to all traffic as police investigated the incident, but has since been reopened.
We are grateful no one was seriously injured by the wrong-way driver on I-15 today. Nice work Officer Farnes stopping this very dangerous situation! pic.twitter.com/wZIP3zIxwu— Centerville Police (@cpdutah) March 22, 2022
The stop comes a week after three people were killed in multiple wrong-way accidents across Salt Lake County.