Wrong-Way Driver Arrested In Griswold

Mike Lyle
January 26, 2019 - 9:53 pm

GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) --- Connecticut State Police arrested a Nebraska man who was traveling 17 miles in the wrong direction along I-395 Northbound.

Troopers from Troop D say they received several calls on reports of an SUV-style vehicle, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes near Exit 24 early Saturday morning.

As the vehicle approached Exit 18, troopers used Stops Sticks and deflated three of the vehicles tires to slow it down, but it continued southbound at a slower speed before a State Police vehicle cut it off.

The driver, 37-year-old Kory Langan, was taken into custody without incident. He nearly struck several State Police vehicles as he traveled in the northbound lanes, according to police.

Langan was charged with Reckless Driving, Driving the Wrong Way on a Divided Highway, Failure to Obey the Signal of an Officer, and Reckless Endangerment. 

He was released on a non-surety bond and has a court date of February 12.