Trucker who drove the wrong way on interstate for 10 miles arrested for suspected DUI

Troopers say that the truck driver was "was unable to provide an explanation as to how he ended up driving wrong way against the flow of traffic for approximately 10 miles."

Vermont DUI

Vermont State Police arrested a semi truck driver who they say drove the wrong way on I-89 for miles yesterday.

Vermont troopers say that they received several calls from the public about a wrong-way semi truck on I-89 in the Williamstown area just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9.

Troopers with the Vermont State Police and DMV inspectors responded to the calls and caught up to the semi truck driving south in the northbound lanes of I-89 at mile marker 33.

Police say that they were able to get the truck stopped and directed the truck driver to perform a U-turn.

From Vermont State Police:

“The driver of the truck, Daniel F. Sheehan Jr., was unable to provide an explanation as to how he ended up driving wrong way against the flow of traffic for approximately 10 miles. Sheehan was screened roadside for suspected impaired driving and screened by emergency medical personnel for any medical conditions. Sheehan was then arrested and transported to the Royalton Barracks for processing for suspected driving under the influence. “

Troopers say that no one was hurt and no crashes occurred, but that the wrong way semi truck did run several other vehicles off the road.

Vermont State Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Trooper Tingle at the Royalton Barracks at 802-234-9933.

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