(LYNNVILLE) – Late Saturday night an Indiana State Police trooper received information that a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-64 from the 40-mile marker, which is east of Lynnville.
At approximately 11:25 p.m. Troopers C.J. Boeckman and Tanner Hurley responded to the area to attempt to locate the vehicle.
Trooper Hurley had his emergency lights and siren activated on his patrol car and located the vehicle near the 35-mile marker, but the driver refused to stop and continued traveling west in the eastbound lanes.
About a minute later, Trooper Boeckman drove his fully marked patrol car into the eastbound lanes near the 33 mile-marker to warn eastbound motorists and to attempt to stop the wrong way driver.
Moments later, the wrong way driver failed to stop and struck Trooper Boeckman’s patrol car.
No one was injured during the crash.
Police arrested 52-year-old Angela Ayer, of Dale, on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Troopers say Ayer’s blood-alcohol content was 0.23 percent.
Assisting at the scene were deputies with the Warrick County Sheriff’s Department.