This past Wednesday (6/28/2017) afternoon, another wrong way fatal crash and another driver is locked up. “Fixing” wrong way driving can most obviously be effected by removing impaired drivers from the road. Proposed, costly, technological gadgets to detect wrong-way can have only limited usefulness. Abc15.com reports that the wrong-way driver “… admitted to drinking before driving and blood tests came back with a blood alcohol level of .160”
A 76-year-old man is accused of causing six separate wrong-way collisions on Interstate 17, including one that killed a 50-year-old motorcyclist on Independence Day, according to authorities.
Darroll Wayne Roberts was being held Wednesday in a Yavapai County jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence. Additional charges may be forthcoming, officials said…
Roberts was spotted driving a red SUV north in the southbound lanes of I-17 near Black Canyon City at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Trooper Kameron Lee, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety….