Police: Man charged with DUI after attempting to travel on I-95 in wrong direction
The operator later failed standardized field sobriety tests.
STONINGTON, CT (WFSB) - A man was charged with driving under the influence after police said he tried to drive on Interstate 95 in the wrong direction early Sunday morning.
Victor Bassett, 25, of North Stonington, CT, was arrested.
Just before 3 a.m., police said a red GMC Sierra pickup truck was spotted in Stonington at the intersection of Pequot Trail at the I-95 northbound offramp.
The pickup truck driver then tried to get on I-95 northbound in the wrong direction, according to police.
Officers intercepted the driver before he could travel down the exit ramp.
Officials said the driver, identified as Bassett, appeared confused and exhibited signs of intoxication.
After additional officers arrived, Bassett and his vehicle were relocated to a safe location.
Bassett was arrested after he failed standardized field sobriety tests, and the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired.
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