Last night at approximately 11:35, Trooper Hurley was patrolling northbound US 41 near the 38 mile-marker when he observed the driver of a Toyota Highlander traveling south in the northbound passing lane.
Arrested and Charged was Macray Robinson, 19, of Fort Branch, IN
- Driving While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Class C Misdemeanor
Trooper Hurley immediately activated his emergency lights hoping the driver would stop, but the driver of the Toyota continued to drive south in the northbound lanes.
Trooper Hurley turned around and while traveling south to catch up to the Toyota he observed the driver of the Toyota pass five vehicles that were traveling north on US 41.
Trooper Hurley eventually was able to pass the Toyota by utilizing the southbound lanes and then used the cross-over at Old US 41 to block and shut down both northbound lanes.
Moments later, the wrong-way driver stopped in the northbound lanes approximately 15 yards from Trooper Hurley’s patrol car.
Robinson displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Further investigation revealed Robinson had a blood alcohol content of .16%. Robinson was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is being held on bond.
Arresting Officer: Trooper Tanner Hurley, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Gibson County Sheriff’s Office