OSP Trooper Stops Wrong Way Driver

Photo: Ford, Brad

An Oregon State Police trooper stopped a wrong way driver on I-5 near Jefferson late Wednesday night.

Troopers were involved in a short pursuit with an SUV that was driving recklessly on I-5.

The driver made an erratic U-turn and started driving northbound in the southbound lanes before intentionally ramming an OSP patrol car. The car crashed on top of a jersey barrier.

50-year-old Garrett Hall was hospitalized with minor injuries. The trooper was also hospitalized with minor injuries.

Hall is charged with reckless driving, felony elude, and assault of a public safety officer.

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