Man arrested after driving two miles in wrong direction on Indianapolis interstate

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 12, 2015) – A man was arrested after driving at a high rate of speed on the interstate for nearly two miles in the wrong direction.

At around 8 a.m. Sunday ISP troopers were temporarily stopping traffic in both directions on I-465 at the Ditch Road overpass for utility work.

The closure lasted for 12 minutes while fiber optic cables were strung across the interstate.

At the conclusion of the closure, an ISP trooper was traveling westbound on I-465 near the 29 mile marker when he observed a white passenger car traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes at a high rate of speed.

The interstate had been reopened by this time and eastbound traffic in the area was traveling at highway speeds.

The ISP trooper quickly activated his emergency lights and proceeded to turn around at Michigan Road and attempt to stop the driver.

The driver was attempting to get to Michigan Road after traveling nearly 2 miles the wrong direction.

The driver was arrested for reckless driving, a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

The driver of the white 2014 Ford Focus, Alyandro Reyes Segovia Karnes, said he was trying to get home after working all night and did not want to sit in traffic.