Wrong-wAy DrivEr on High­wAy 5

Ottawa Citizen - - CITY -

A man driv­ing south in the north­bound lanes of High­way 5 in Gatineau avoided hit­ting any­one, but ended up un­der ar­rest. A lit­tle be­fore 2 a.m. on Fri­day, an RCMP of­fi­cer stopped by the side of the north­bound lanes to help with a bro­ken-down car when he saw a car com­ing south­bound to­ward him on the wrong side of the high­way, which has a con­crete me­dian. The Moun­tie, who was nearly hit, set off af­ter the driver and af­ter pulling him over found his blood-al­co­hol level was more than dou­ble the le­gal limit. The man, who was not named in a news re­lease Mon­day, will be in court next month on a charge of im­paired driv­ing. It’s not known how far he had driven in the north­bound lanes.

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