MSP Say "Super-Drunk" Driver Went Wrong Way on Freeway - Northern Michigan's News Leader

MSP Say "Super-Drunk" Driver Went Wrong Way on Freeway

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Police considered Nicholas Lange Super-Drunk when they pulled him over early this morning on US-31.

It all started when Lange began driving the wrong way on an exit ramp at Oceana Drive onto US-31. State Police say that's where Lange hit another car, then drove away.

He was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of US-31, when state police stopped Lange's car near Wayne Road.

As troopers made their way northbound on US-3, they spotted Lange heading right at them. He nearly hit a cruiser. And police say drivers go the wrong way on the freeway more often than you think.

Sgt. Andrew Ambrose with the Michigan State Police Hart Post says, "It's frequent, but it's not common. What we see is the majority of the wrong way drivers are the elderly during the day that just get confused, but when we have a wrong way driver on the freeway system in the evenings, it's traditionally somebody that's under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs."

Lange faces up to 180 days in jail for driving Super-Drunk, running from an accident and having an open alcohol container in his car.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard found out how dangerous the situation was.