No injuries are reported as an elderly driver was stopped early December 7 after being seen going the wrong way on Interstate 81 in Cortland and Northern Broome County.


The man, driving a new Lincoln with New Jersey plates, was seen by other drivers going at a high rate of speed southbound in the northbound lanes of the Interstate, crossing into Broome County from Cortland County shortly before 3 a.m.

Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies scrambled to respond to the scene as, within minutes, the driver was speeding past the Whitney Point rest area.

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The man finally stopped for authorities on Exit 7 in Castle Creek at around 3:05 a.m. as deputies were preparing to deploy stop sticks a little further South on the highway.

Authorities say the driver appeared confused but was otherwise unhurt. No other vehicles were involved.

The investigation is continuing.

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