State police intercept tractor trailer going wrong way on I-95 in Biddeford

Tractor trailer going the wrong way on I-95

*UPDATE*:  (09/13/2016) - - Maine State Police said they charged a Virginia tractor trailer driver after he drove several miles along the Maine Turnpike Monday night in the wrong lane.

Police identified  the driver as 49-year-old Michael Crews from Hurt, Virginia. He was charged with driving to endanger and was taken to SMMC for evaluation, they said.

Police said they received a number of calls from motorists about 9:30 pm of a wrong way driver with the vehicle’s lights off driving in the wrong lane.

Troopers said they were able to stop the truck in Saco after it collided with the rear of  a cruiser.

According to police, the trailer portion of the truck is registered to Blue Diamond Transportation from Presque Isle and was empty. 

Troopers said Crews got on the wrong lane from the Kennebunk service plaza, driving north in the southbound lane.  There was minor damage to the cruiser and no injuries to the responding troopers.  

BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — State police stopped a tractor trailer that was driving the wrong way on I-95 in Biddeford Monday night.

State police told NEWS CENTER that a truck driver was headed north in the southbound lane from mile marker 25 up to 33.

Police got a lot of calls of the truck heading the wrong way just before 10 p.m.

When they tried to stop the truck, it collided with an officer's cruiser.

State police closed down two lanes near the Biddeford exit — both are now open.

The truck driver and state trooper were taken to the hospital out of precaution but were not injured.

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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