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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Indiana State Trooper Prevents Tragedy when elderly driver goes wrong way on U.S. 231

SPENCER COUNTY - DECEMBER 15, 2023 - On Thursday December14, Indiana State Police Sergeant Brock Werne was driving north on US 231 in Spencer County when he avoided a head-on collision with another vehicle driving south in the northbound lanes of US 231.

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Sergeant Werne activated his emergency lights and siren and turned around. Sergeant Werne attempted to stop the vehicle and warn other drivers of the wrong-way driver.

Several vehicles pulled over and avoided a head-on collision with the wrong-way driver. The driver was finally stopped by Sergeant Werne at US 231 and Medcalf Street. Sergeant Werne found out the driver was an elderly male who had lost a lens in his glasses and couldn’t see at night.

The elderly male with the assistance of Santa Claus Police Department was given a courtesy ride home so he could make it home safely. Thankfully Sergeant Werne was in the right place at the right time to avoid a tragedy.

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