Houlton Man Arrested For Driving Wrong Way on I-95
A Houlton man faces several charges including OUI after allegedly driving the wrong way on the Interstate in southern Aroostook County Monday night.
Troop F of the Maine State Police received information around 9:00 p.m. of a wrong way driver on I-95 in Smyrna.
Trooper Scott Duff made visual contact with the 2010 GMC pickup, which was traveling south in the northbound lanes. The trooper attempted to get in front of the truck to deploy spikes. At the same time, troopers from Bangor shut down northbound traffic in Medway.
Police say Trooper Duff was able to get near the truck in the Island Falls area but was unable to stop the vehicle and the driver continued south in the northbound lanes. Troopers lost sight of the truck in the Sherman area.
The pickup was located later that night on Route 11 in Ashland and had run out of gas. Police located the suspected driver, 43-year-old David Cram of Houlton and took him into custody without incident.
State Police say Cram will be charged with Operating Under the Influence, Driving to Endanger and Reckless Conduct among other moving violations.
The Aroostook County Sheriff's Office and Ashland Police Department assisted state police Monday night. The investigation is ongoing.