Troopers arrest wrong way driver on Highway 63

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 27 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:47:00 PM CDT April 27, 2017 in News
By: Kristen Reesor, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JACKSONVILLE, Mo. - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers responded to a car driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Highway 63 on Wednesday around noon.

Two troopers responded to the area near Jacksonville to search for the wrong way driver. 

One trooper stopped northbound traffic near the Moberly airport to prevent crashes, and put down spike strips. 

The second trooper saw the suspect car near Cairo as it was still traveling southbound in the northbound lanes. The car hit the spike strips, which successfully stopped it.  The driver of the car, Douglas Scego, was arrested Thursday for driving while under the influence of drugs and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.

Scego, of Drake, Missouri, is in the Randolph County Jail.

MSHP says numerous calls from the public were vital in finding the car, preventing a crash and removing an intoxicated driver from Missouri’s roadways.

(Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.) 

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