Early this morning, a “wrong-way” driver traveled 10 miles on Interstate 90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) before being stopped at approximately 4:05 a.m.
The van was first reported driving in the wrong direction (going westbound in the eastbound lanes) on I90 at Nagle Avenue; by the time it was stopped, it had traveled to Busse Road, according to the Illinois State Police.
The van was finally stopped by a state maintenance truck, which had turned on its flashing yellow lights. The Illinois State Police then quickly arrived.
No injuries or collisions were reported during the 10-miles driven.
According to the Illinois State Police, the driver of the van failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the April 10 Chicago Tribune article titled “Wrong-way driver travels 10 miles down Interstate 90” as well as the April 10 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Wrong-way driver stopped on Jane Addams.”
For previous posts concerning “wrong-way” drivers on Chicago-area expressways, please see the posts of April 2, February 22, February 11, and February 9.
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