Another Wrong-Way Driver

He's the third this month. Dementia and drunkenness are the causes, police say.

Photo courtesy Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
Photo courtesy Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
An Ossining resident who state police said was driving south in the northbound lanes of the Taconic Parkway in Mount Pleasant early this morning faces a driving-while-intoxicated charge.

It's the third high-profile wrong-way drunk-driving incident this month in the Lower Hudson Valley.

A driver who police said was drunk caused two crashes as he drove south on the northbound side Route 9A in Cortlandt last week. 

On Jan. 8, a wrong-way driver with dementia made it eight-miles on the New York State Thruway without injuring anyone; a state trooper got out of his car on the highway and stopped him.

Sage on the Hudson January 29, 2014 at 04:28 PM
"A driver whom police said was drunk caused two crashes as he drove south on the northbound side Route 9A in Cortlandt last week." "A driver WHO, police said,..." Lanning.
Lanning Taliaferro January 29, 2014 at 05:35 PM
Thanks, Sage!
Marcos Mess January 29, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Maybe it is time to save lives and install one way spikes so if you go on the wrong way you get flats and YOU pay for your own tires and Thank God you didn't kill anyone instead
MitchP January 30, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Marcos - That's not a bad idea at all....but we would have to install them on every highway/parkway in the area every few miles to be effective. I would pay for it (taxes) but how many others would too?


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