Police say drunk SC trucker drove wrong way on La. interstate

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. — State police say a 62-year-old South Carolina truck driver drove the wrong way on Interstate 10 while he was drunk.


State police say Marshal Smith, 62, of Gaffney, S.C., drove his 18-wheeler west in the eastbound lanes Friday night.

The Advocate reports troopers were notified around 10:30 p.m. of a hit-and-run crash on I-10 involving Smith’s 18-wheeler. Trooper Evan Harrell says Smith’s truck traveled into the Lafayette area and got involved in two more hit-and-run crashes.

Harrell says no serious injuries occurred while Smith drove the wrong way on the interstate.

Harrell says authorities eventually stopped Smith by deploying spike strips north of Breaux Bridge.

He was booked for allegedly driving while intoxicated, reckless operation of a vehicle, felony aggravated flight from an officer and three counts of hit-and-run.



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