Man Drives Wrong Way Down Highway Drunk

Tuesday March 26th, 2013

Posted at 12:38pm

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A Tecumseh Man was arrested after driving the wrong way on Highway 3 while impaired.

OPP say that around midnight, an OPP officer from Essex had stopped a vehicle on Highway 3 near Manning Road, for speeding. At the same time, a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck passed his location heading westbound in the eastbound lanes and into oncoming traffic.

The vehicle was stopped approximately two kilometres from where the officer first noticed him. Several vehicles had to pull onto the shoulder to avoid a collision with the pickup truck that was driving on the wrong side of the road.

The driver of the truck, 31-year-old Steven Schentag of Tecumseh, was arrested at the scene and charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle as well as Exceed 80 mgs blood alcohol content. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

Police are asking anyone that witnessed this event or had to pull onto the shoulder of the roadway to avoid being struck, to contact Provincial Constable Mike Zajac at Essex OPP at 519-738-3796

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