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Wrong-way trucker’s encounter with police caught on video


A truck driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated and more after driving the wrong way along an interstate for a whole 13 miles.

The incident occurred on February 12th near Moriarty, New Mexico, but the footage of the encounter was only released this week. 

According to KOAT 7 News, truck driver Richard Strach was driving his semi truck loaded with meat the wrong way down Interstate 40 for a full 13 miles before police were able to stop the truck using spike strips. 

Video of the incident shows officers laying down the strips and then issuing Strach a field sobriety test, which does not go very well. 

When told he was arrested for driving the wrong way on the highway, Strach responded by saying “I know that I was trying to get back over to the right side… That was crazy though, I don’t even know how that happened, that was crazy.”

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” he continued, stating that he knew he was tired but that he just wanted to get his load of meat to its destination. 

After he was loaded into the police car, Strach can be seen flailing about the backseat before eventually telling officers “excuse me. I have a question,” but the question was never asked. 

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident. Strach has since been charged with DWI, driving on the Wrong Side of the Road and Reckless Driving.


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