Wrong-way driver arrested on multiple charges

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 4:00 pm    

Thirty-eight-year-old Springfield, Massachusetts resident Hugo Gonzalez was confined to the Baystate Medical Center after being involved in two separate crashes while driving along Interstate 91 on December 28.

Police officers received dozens of calls about the wrong-way driver but they were not able to reach him until after he caused two vehicular accidents.

Authorities said that Gonzalez will be taken into state police custody for arraignment in the Springfield District Court on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol (second offense), operating a motor vehicle with a license revoked for OUI, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, a marked lanes violation, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and a state highway wrong-way violation.

Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Alan Joubert said Gonzalez had been living under many false names and that his license to drive had been revoked under one of those identities.

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