Wrong-way car goes seven miles on I-64; driver faces 5 charges

Herald-Leader Staff ReportMarch 7, 2013 

A state trooper was able to safely stop a motorist who drove west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 for seven miles early Thursday, Kentucky State Police said.

At 12:23 a.m., Trooper Darren Kinman responded to a report that a vehicle was entering I-64 in the wrong direction at the Midway exit near the 65-mile marker. Kinman spotted the vehicle and was forced to travel in the wrong direction on I-64 to stop it.

Near the 58-mile marker in Franklin County, Kinman got his cruiser in front of the wrong-way vehicle. The vehicle struck the rear of Kinman's cruiser, and both came to a stop. No one was injured.

Danny W. Hollingsworth, 32, of Versailles was charged with driving under the influence, first-degree wanton endangerment, improper turning, possession of an open alcohol container in a vehicle and reckless driving.

Hollingsworth was being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

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