Oregon State Trooper Stops Wrong-Way Driver on I-84, Saving Lives..
The life of a State Trooper is exciting and dangerous at the same time. Rewarding, yet consuming.
A fast made decision by OSP Sergeant Calloway last Friday stopped a wrong-way driver on I-84.
On March 18th, at 6 pm, troopers received many complaints about a white mustang traveling erratically on eastbound I-84 near milepost 35.
At milepost 51 a Hood River County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop the driver of the mustang. The driver refused to pull over, and a pursuit began. The driving behavior of the mustang deteriorated even more, so the deputy ended the pursuit near milepost 60.
The driver managed to avoid two stop-stick deployments in the dangerous pursuit. The mustang then exited on 82 into the Dalles, and turned around on the off-ramp. The driver continued to traveling the wrong-way on the off-ramp toward the eastbound lanes of I-84.
Sergeant Calloway made the decision to stop the mustang by intentionally colliding with the vehicle.
Sergeant Calloway suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was treated and released from a local hospital. Meanwhile, the suspect was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The decision made by Sergeant Calloway prevented what could have been deadly for motorists traveling I-84 that day.
Calloway's crash into the mustang stopped possible future collisions that may have occurred if the driver continued onto the highway in the wrong direction.
You can read more of the incident below from the OSP Facebook page. The comments praising Sergeant Calloway's bravery are awesome.
Thank you for keeping us safe.