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VIDEO: Nevada Highway Patrol troopers stop wrong-way driver

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Posted at 8:33 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 12:32:45-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Highway Patrol shared a video on social media that shows a trooper stopping a wrong-way driver on a Las Vegas highway.

Authorities say the car was driving northbound in the southbound travel lanes on U.S. 95 just north of the southern Rancho Drive off-ramp on Monday night.

NHP says the driver was charged with DUI and had a .257 blood-alcohol content during a preliminary breath test taken from the traffic stop.

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In the dashcam video, you can see a truck's brake lights turn on in front of the NHP patrol car before the patrol car's siren turns on as it approaches a set of headlights in the distance.

The vehicle traveling the wrong way and the patrol car pull over to the highway's shoulder.

The full post reads:


Thanks to the quick actions taken by this State Trooper, multiple lives were possibly saved! Great Job Troop!!
#WhileYouWereSleeping #WrongWay #DriveSober #GraveYardShift #LivesAreOnTheLine #NhpSocomm

Watch the video below.