Police stop wrong way driver on I-84

Daniel Christopher Vice

After receiving multiple 911 calls early this morning, Connecticut state troopers arrested a wrong-way driver traveling eastbound on I-84 West in the vicinity of exit 33 in Plainville. Daniel Vice, 32, of Plainville, was arrested at 12:43 a.m. this morning after police found his vehicle, a gray 2006 Mazda 3, stopped in the left lane, facing in the wrong direction, prior to exit 39.

Vice was taken into custody after he failed a field sobriety test, and he was transported to Troop H. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving the wrong way on a divided highway, impairing the entry/exit of a limited access highway, and first degree reckless endangerment.

He was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on Feb. 26.

“Connecticut State Police would like to remind people that a wrong way driver is a true emergency. If you see one, do not hesitate. Call 911 immediately,” police said in a press release. “You will not get in trouble for using your phone while operating your vehicle when reporting an emergency such as this.”