Wrong way driver busted
June 25, 2012
A Nipomo man driving a Nissan Rogue was arrested Sunday after officers stopped him while traveling north on southbound Highway 101.
California Highway Patrol officers stopped Ramon J. Ramos, 21, at 4:41 a.m. after he had driven from Santa Maria to Arroyo Grande on the wrong side of the freeway. A patrol car blocked Ramos’s path in order to facilitate his capture, said authorities, and he stopped his vehicle when he found the road blocked.
According to a CHP press notice, Ramos was driving at 70 miles an hour and his actions were reported by numerous 911 callers.
Ramos was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, and bailed out Sunday afternoon.