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Waterford Police avert potential crash of impaired, wrong-way driver on Rt 32

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WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterford Police officer potentially saved some lives Sunday night when he found and safely pulled over a wrong-way driver on Route 32.

Related: CT Department of Transportation works to prevent wrong-way crashes

At around 11:00 p.m., Officer Blanchette saw a car traveling north on Route 32 Southbound, and immediately tried to get the driver’s attention with sirens and lights. The officer was able to safely pull over the driver.

Police say the driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.

Waterford police remind people to avoid driving if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and ask a friend or call an Uber to bring them home instead.

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