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Euclid police stop wrong-way driver with 28 open suspensions, 4 active warrants on I-90

Posted at 5:46 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 18:17:42-05

EUCLID, Ohio — Euclid police were able to stop a wrong-way driver with 28 open suspensions on his license and four active warrants out for his arrest Wednesday afternoon.

Around 12:37 p.m., police received multiple reports of a wrong-way driver headed east in the westbound lanes on Interstate 90 near East 222nd Street.

An officer located the vehicle and ran the license plate, which returned expired and registered to a different vehicle, leading the officer to determine the plates were fictitious, police said.

After stopping the vehicle, officers told the driver to exit the vehicle but he refused. Police said he had a blank stare on his face, was mumbling incoherently and was not responding to officers.

Police removed the driver from the car, detained him and called EMS, who transported him to Euclid Hospital, police said.

Officers located the driver’s identification inside the car and learned he had 28 open suspensions on his license and four active warrants with the Highland Hills Police Department. The warrants contained cautions the man was armed and dangerous. Police checked him for weapons but found none, according to police.

There was a passenger in the car who told police he had “no idea” why the driver was going the wrong way on the highway, police said.

The driver was issued citations for driving under suspension, no driver’s license, seat belt violation, expired plates, fictitious plates and violating one-way traffic.

The driver will appear in court on March 17, police said.