Troopers were in the right place at the right time to intercept a wrong way driver along Interstate 69.
Arrested and charged was Tracey D. Gross, 45, Washington, IN
- Operating While Intoxicated, Controlled Substance (with Prior Conviction), Level 6 Felony
- Public Intoxication, Class B Misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor
At 4:50 P.M. this afternoon, the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department issued a dispatch regarding a wrong way driver along Interstate 69 near the Washington exit.
Troopers Beau Brumett, Ross Johnson and Andrew Watson had been in the area conducting a saturation patrol and were approximately one mile north of the vehicle.
Brumett, after observing a gray 2004 Oldsmobile Alero travelingnorthbound in the southbound lanes, blocked the southbound lanes, causing the Oldsmobile to stop.
Troopers began speaking with the driver, 45 year old Tracey Gross of Washington, and found her to be in an extremely impaired condition, to the extent that emergency medical personnel needed to be called to the scene.
Gross was transported to the Daviess Community Hospital, where preliminary blood tests indicated Gross was under the influence of benzodiazepines.
Immediately after Gross was stopped by troopers, the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 became backed up with nearly 50 vehicles.
Law enforcement, while striving to remain proactive in protecting motorists on Indiana’s highways, can always use help from you. Motorists are encouraged to immediately call 911 to report any suspected reckless and dangerous drivers they encounter on the roadway to attempt to prevent potentially tragic events.