Wrong Way Driver faces $1,546 Fine, Suspension, and Car Impounded

Driving the wrong way on a road is dangerous. Driving the wrong way on a highway is much worse. Two vehicles travelling at over 100km/h hitting each other at a combined impact speed of over 200km/h.

Not too far from Ottawa, a lady was travelling in the oncoming lane on Autoroute 50 – a highway connecting Ottawa to Montreal. She was driving Eastbound on the Westbound lane. Police responded to the call and spotted the vehicle stopped on the shoulder near an overpass. They reported the lady then performed a U-Turn across the median, cutting off an Eastbound truck.

The lady didn’t stop right after the police flashed their sirens. A short pursuit ensued and the lady was eventually pulled over. She was charged with impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample.

Her license was suspended for 90 days and she faces fines totaling $1,546. Her vehicle was also impounded for 30 days and she will receive 4 demerit points for “committing an act likely to endanger life.”

When the police need a tow truck in Ottawa to impound a car, they call their Ottawa tow truck service contractor to perform the task. The tow truck arrives on scene and takes the car to the police impound.

Many of us are good drivers. Unfortunately no matter how good we are, it’s uncontrollable situations like these that make us fear driving. We can’t control how well other drivers drive. All we can do is be aware and cautious, and hone our defensive driving skills.