Wrong-way driver causes Sunset Hwy. crash

Wrong-way driver causes Sunset Hwy. crash

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Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 3:34 PM

PORTLAND -- A wrong-way drunken driver collided head-on with another vehicle on westbound US 26 near the Oregon Zoo exit early Thursday morning, police said.

A third vehicle was also involved in the collision, which occurred at 4:40 a.m., but there were no serious injuries.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, Eric Christian Lovato, 22, was arrested and booked for DUII and reckless driving.

The accident shut down the two right lanes. Drivers on I-405 and I-5 were detoured south onto I-5 to 217 for about two hours until crews were able to re-open all lanes.

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