Trooper uses cruiser to stop vehicle driving the wrong way on I-95

HAMPTON, NH — A Trooper in New Hampshire used his own cruiser to stop a vehicle driving the wrong way on I-95.

Police received reports a little after 1 a.m. about a wrong way driver on Interstate 95 in the Town of Seabrook.

Reports stated the driver was going northbound in the southbound lanes on I-95 in the area of Exit 1.

As the vehicle approached the Hampton toll plaza, troopers attempted to stop the vehicle by turning on their emergency lights and sirens.

Police say the driver kept going past the officers in the wrong direction.

After numerous efforts to try and get the vehicle to stop, a trooper used his cruiser to force the vehicle into the median.

Both the cruiser and wrong-way vehicle were damaged.

The driver was identified at David Garriss, 79 of Swampscott, he appeared disoriented and confused when he was taken into custody.

Gariss and an elderly woman who was a passenger in the vehicle were taken to the Seabrook Emergency Room for evaluation.

Garriss was later charged with negligent driving.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact state police headquarters at 603-223-4381.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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