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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Wrong-way driver on I-89 charged with DUI in Georgia

GEORGIA — A 50-year-old man from Montgomery was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Georgia early this morning.

Authorities say they were traveling north on I-89 when they were nearly struck head-on by a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lane against the flow of traffic at around 12:50 a.m.

With the assistance of the Milton Police Department, the vehicle was safely brought to a stop and the driver was identified as Chad Johnson, of Montgomery Center.

While speaking with Johnson, police say they detected several signs of impairment.

Johnson was screened for DUI and placed under arrest.

He was also found to be in possession of a small quantity of cocaine at the time of his arrest.

He was transported to the S. Albans barracks for processing and released on a citation to appear in court on August 23 to answer to the charges of DUI #2, gross negligent operation, and possession of cocaine.

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