Wrong-way driver, 78, arrested on I-70 with BAC twice legal limit

Friday, October 30, 2015

BRAZIL -- A 78-year-old Clay County man, driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 Thursday night, was arrested on alcohol-related charges, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported.

At around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the Clay County Sheriff Dispatch Center alerted officers to a possible wrong-way driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the 25-mile marker, west of the Clay-Putnam county line.

Minutes later, ISP Trooper Kyle Hall located the suspect vehicle, a gray 2013 Chevrolet pickup, in the paved emergency vehicle crossover near the 22-mile marker.

Trooper Hall approached the driver and quickly smelled the apparent odor of alcohol as the driver displayed classic signs of intoxication.

The driver was identified as Stephen A. Bussing Sr. of Brazil.

Bussing was taken to the Clay County Jail where he tested .16 percent BAC, twice the legal limit for intoxication.

Incarcerated on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, Bussing was also cited for miscellaneous traffic offenses.

Assisting at the scene was Master Trooper Todd Brown.

Motorists are encouraged to dial 911 to report any wrong-way and/or impaired drivers, ISP officials noted.

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