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Police: Drunk Driver Drove Wrong-Way for 7 Miles on New Hampshire Highway

Wrong way driver scene Kirk Meinheit
New Hampshire State Police

A Massachusetts man faces drunken driving and other charges after police say he drove the wrong way on New Hampshire's Interstate 89 for at least 7 miles.

State police say they received multiple calls just before 7 p.m. Friday about a Chevrolet Silverado traveling south in the northbound lane of I-89 in Warner. The vehicle was stopped when the driver tried to back up along the Exit 5 off-ramp in Hopkinton.

Sixty-year-old Kirk Meinheit of Lakeville, Massachusetts, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and transporting open alcoholic beverages. A phone listing for him could not be found Saturday. He is due in court June 9.

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