Suspected drunk driver heads wrong way on I-44 for almost 20 miles

VALLEY PARK (KPLR) - An overnight wrong way driver goes for almost 20 miles before police are finally able to get him stopped. But, the driver did not hit anyone during his drive.

This all started about 2:15 Friday morning near Shrewsbury. Police started getting 911 calls from drivers about the white Chevy going west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44.

St. Louis County Police first spotted the car on I-44 near Highway 44 in Valley Park. Police finally stopped the car safely on I-44 in the Eureka area.

County police officers say they were finally able to get the car stopped on I-44 between the Beaumont-Antire and Lewis Roads exits about 20 minutes after this all started. The officers apparently got the car to stop and turn around facing the right away at an emergency turn around spot in the center median.

Police say two men and a woman were in the car. Police suspect the driver was drunk.

No one was hurt.

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